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Moving (1988)




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A transit engineer and his family must face the gargantuan task of moving from New Jersey to Boise, Idaho in this lively comedy starring Richard Pryor. It all begins after he gets a really great job out West. Unfortunately, his family is less than thrilled with the prospect. The furniture movers, who prove to be crooks, and their crazy neighbors conspire to make matters all the worse.

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Richard Pryor
as Arlo Pear
Beverly Todd
as Monica Pear
Dave Thomas
as Gary Marcus
Dana Carvey
as Brad Williams
Randy Quaid
as Frank/Cornell Crawford
Stacey Dash
as Casey Pear
Raphael Harris
as Marshall Pear
Ishmael Harris
as Randy Pear
Clair Malis
as Helen Fredericks
Tony Rolan
as Parking Attendant
John Wesley
as Roy Henderson
Jason Marin
as Paperboy
Rony Rolan
as Parking Attendant
Stephan Michale Cole
as Young Husband
Traci Lin
as Natalie
Will Gill Jr.
as Security Guard
Gordon Jump
as Simon Eberhart
Stephan Michael Cole
as Young Husband
Diedre Madsen
as Young Wife
Traci Lind
as Natalie
Paul Willson
as Mr. Seeger
Julius Carry
as Coach Wilcox
Al Fann
as Grandpa
Don Draper
as Homeowner
Alan Oppenheimer
as Mr. Cadell
Brooke Alderson
as Mrs. Cadell
Dave Johnson
as Racetrack Announcer
Darrah Meeley
as Mrs. Davenport
Bill Wiley
as Arnold Butterworth
Bibi Osterwald
as Crystal Butterworth
Molly McClure
as Puzzle Lady
Ann Bellamy
as Woman at Yard Sale
David L. King
as Kitchen Couple Man
Bever-Leigh Banfield
as Kitchen Couple Woman
Gene Ross
as Bike Buyer
Lori Doran
as Waitress
Shirley Brown
as Mrs. Messina
Jacque Lynn Colton
as Mrs. Griffin
Shirley Jo Finney
as Junior High Secretary
Joe Praml
as Ted Barnett
Lisa Moncure
as Nina Franklin
J.J. Barry
as Bartender
Dian Kobayashi
as Anchorman
Rae Allen
as Dr. Phyllis Ames
Leslie Jordan
as Customer at Bar
Denise Kendall
as Girl in Limbo
Roger E. Reid
as Bob Delaney
Claire Malis Callaway
as Helen Frederick
Audree Chapman
as (uncredited)
Rif Hutton
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Moving

All Critics (6)

While Pryor is perfectly adequate in the role, it hardly does justice to his talents, which here are largely confined to rolling his eyes in mute agony.

November 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It pays handsomely to hang on tight and enjoy the ride. There's always some surprises when Richard Pryor takes the stage.

October 9, 2016 | Full Review…

...a rather epic bomb that's been justifiably forgotten in the years since its 1988 release.

March 18, 2016 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A pathetic comedy where the highlight is an inside joke that Richard Pryor's character flips the bird with the wrong finger.

October 6, 2005 | Rating: 0/5

Sitcom-style silliness about (get this!) the hazards of MOVING.

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Moving

What an outrageous story of a family's move across the country, and Pryor is hilarious, as is the rest of the cast, which includes Randy Quaid and Dana Carvey! I highly recommend this movie, it's hilarious.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Randy Quaid as the next door neighbor with the 6am jet engine lawnmower and other antics encourages Richard Pryor to sell his house and MOVE on up like George & Weezy. Follows the antics and problems he runs into trying to move all their stuff from one city to another. Hiring Dana Carvey to drive his SAAB, the moving company, Great stuff! Stacey Dash is in this one as well as her first role....WHAT Stacey Dash posed nude in Aug, 2006 Playboy? Anyone have that back issue? Another one I need to rewatch now.

Chad Roesti
Chad Roesti

Super Reviewer


This film was Hilarious.

Chosen 718
Chosen 718

Super Reviewer

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