(out of 5)
James Belushi is unemployed and a father who, along with his precocious little girl, turns to con artistry to get by. When he and the tyke fake a car accident with a swanky lawyer (Kelly Lynch) to cash in on some guilt money, they all end up taking a liking to each other. It’s not hard to see where it goes from there, but it’s also not in any way enjoyable either. The humour is annoying, the little girl’s antics merely a collection of strained facial expressions, and the two leads have no chemistry between them. All in all, a complete waste of time.
Hughes Entertainment, Warner Bros.
Directed by John Hughes
Screenplay by John Hughes
Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball
Produced by John Hughes
Music by Georges Delerue
Production Design by Doug Kraner
Costume Design by Michael Kaplan