Super comic Richard Pryor ("Stir Crazy," "Uptown Saturday Night") stars in this hi-jinx comedy as a New Jersey transit engineer who is forced to face the unhinging horrors of moving day, when, after 14 years of service, he is fired and must relocate his entire family to Boise, Idaho. Co-starring Randy Quaid ("National Lampoon's Vacation") as a menacing next door neighbor, Dave Thomas ("Grace Under Fire") and Dana Carvey ("Wayne's World"). Directed by Alan Metter ("Back to School") and written by Andy Breckman ("Late Night with David Letterman").
Richard Pryor stars in this hi-jinx comedy as a New Jersey transit engineer forced to relocate his entire family to Boise, Idaho.
A mass transit engineer and his family must face the gargantuan task of moving from New Jersey to Idaho in this lively comedy loaded with antics. It all begins after he gets fired. Unfortunately, his family is less than thrilled with the prospect.
Lauren (Shelley Long, THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE) is refinement, regimentation, and ballet slippers. Sandy (Bette Midler, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB) is brassy, bossy, and stiletto heels. They meet and it's hate at first sight. But these two opposites are shocked to discover a common bond: They share the same boyfriend -- a handsome schoolteacher (Peter Coyote, RANDOM HEARTS) who mysteriously and conveniently disappears. Mr. Right wronged them ... and when they decide to track the scoundrel down, they're thrown together in a cross-country pursuit for better or worse ... mosty for worse! Brilliantly cast and deviously written, this racy, riotous comedy provides sidesplitting laughs of outrageous proportions!
Two women meet and it's hate at first sight.
A female "buddy comedy" about a pair of rivals who become unlikely friends during a rowdy cross-country journey to find the man who two-timed both of them.
Anthony Michael Hall stars as an Iowa farmboy who, upon arriving at the Los Angeles Airport, picks up the wrong bag and finds himself with a million dollar's worth of heroin--and trouble. The police suspect him of a murder and a crazed drug dealer is hot on his heels.
Louise is a boarding school student having an affair with the husband of the domineering school principal. When her lover disappears, Louise fears the worst. She begins to believe she is being framed for murder. When a mysterious woman appears on the campus, Louise must keep herself alive long enough to discover the truth of her lover's disappearance.
In 1776, a nation fights for freedom...but not for all. Kunta Kinte escapes again and is crippled by slave catchers. He marries, gains a daughter and loses his long-time friend Fiddler.
At age 16, Kizzy is sold and bears her new master's son, who grows up to become fun-loving Chicken George. Yearning to see her parents, Kizzy is comforted by Samuel Bennett, but they are ill-matched.
Chicken George is sent to England as payment for his owner's gambling debt. Fourteen years later, he returns home a free man, a status that has a profound effect on the family begun by Kunta Kinte.
Amidst a bloody, city-wide riot, Sikes and George must stop the hoodlums who lay siege to the police precinct in order to raid its evidence locker for contraband.
On Christmas Eve 1770, a young African warrior, who three years prior had been captured and sold into slavery in America, leads a desperate group of runaway slaves as they attempt to reach freedom in the North. Based on the characters from the novel Roots by Alex Haley.
The Civil War is over but night riders terrorize ex-slaves. By marking his clients' horseshoes, Tom identifies the raiders but endangers his own life.
Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indiginity of an Annapolis slave auction.
His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name of Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, whispering the name of Kunta Kinte.
Alex Haley (EVANS) joins the Coast Guard after leaving college. He meets and marries Nan Branch (ALLEN) before being sent to the South Pacific during WWII. In the service he also discovers a passion for writing inspired by a lucrative business writing love letters for his shipmates. After the war he reenlists and moves to New York with Nan and their two children. His marriage crumbles as he spends all of his time writing.
12-year-old Alex Haley (JOHN) learns his family history from grandfather Will Palmer (SHAW). Simon Haley (HAREWOOD) lands a professorship at an Alabama college where he works with the local rural sharecroppers, helping them increase production, in addition to his classroom work. Bertha (CARA) learns she has an illness.
Tom Harvey's daughter, Cynthia (BANFIELD) falls in love with Will Palmer (SHAW) a railroad worker who soon lands a job at the lumber company. Tensions meanwhile mount in Henning as the white community seeks to strip the blacks of their rights. Will's friend Lee Garnet (MOSLEY) is lynched after accompanying Tom (BROWN) when he fails in his attempt to register to vote.