It's unfortunate that John Candy's first and last directorial effort (the actor died of a heart attack not long after completing HOSTAGE FOR A DAY) is so unmemorable. The film's ham-fisted approach demonstrates none of the satiric precision that was the hallmark of Candy's acting.
Pity hapless Warren Kooey (George Wendt), who's not only hen-pecked by his spendthrift wife Elizabeth (Robin Duke) but also under the thumb of his father-in-law, Mr. Regan (John Vernon), owner of the printing business Warren manages. When bossy Elizabeth blows the couple's nest egg to have their
home remodeled by designer hunk Hondo (Currie Graham), Warren finally blows a gasket and ...