Amusing and at times uproarious, this caper comedy about a small-city celebrity turned reluctant felon would've made a great vehicle for Don Knotts in the 1960s. While John Travolta never quite reaches that total mix of panic and hapless "why-me?"
desperation, he's charming and funny enough as a well-meaning weatherman who stumbles into larceny, and his deer-in-the-headlights freeze at one crucial moment is hilarious. TV weather forecaster Russ Richards (Travolta) is the prince of Harrisburg, PA, with his own roped-off table at Denny's. He
adores playing the nice-guy celebrity because he is
a nice guy. But when hard times hit his snowmobile dealership, Russ ...