Sedate married couple David and Linda Howard live lives of quiet desperation. David has put in eight long years as creative director of a top ad agency, while Linda has worked in a windowless office for the last seven years. They both know there's something missing but don't know how to fix it. When David doesn't get the promotion he's been counting on, they impulsively decide to drastically alter their quiet lifestyle--they quit their jobs, withdraw their nest egg from the bank, and head out on the highway in a brand-new Winnebago to live out their lives EASY RIDER style. There's just one small problem Linda never mentioned to David, and they soon find their plan drastically altered. Watch for filmmaker Garry Marshall in a hilarious role as a casino manager. Brooks and Hagerty make a terrifically funny couple, making this charming film an absolute delight from beginning to end.
Albert Brooks - Actor/writer/director
Albert Einstein - Actor/writer/director
Julie Hagerty - American actress
Michael Greene - Actor/"Moon Over Parador"
Art Frankel - Actor/"Lost In America"
Garry Marshall - American Director/Producer, BEACHES
Garry K. Marshall - American Director/Producer, BEACHES
Gary K. Marshall - American Director/Producer, BEACHES
Gary Marshall - American Director/Producer, BEACHES
David Howard is a seriously stressed-out advertising executive beset with financial and professional commitments. He and his wife, Linda, have just purchased an expensive new home and he's expecting to become company vice president. But on their moving day, his life takes a radical turn when he loses the big promotion to a coworker and tells off his boss. So David grabs Linda, buys a Winnebago, and sets out on a cross-county road trip. En route, they make some pretty startling discovers about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.
LOST IN AMERICA is number 84 on the AFI's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies.
"...An inspired comedy in [Brooks's] own drily distinctive style....Uncompromising..." - 02/15/1985 New York Times, p.C5
"...Finding strong and funny identification with the urban impulse to chuck the rat race and hit the open road, this sharp and modest comedy is sure to please..." - 02/13/1985 Variety