This attempt at a gentle comedy was far too gentle and proved a loser at the box office. Arkin seldom does a film that scores, which is strange considering he's an excellent actor. Here he's a driving instructor, a schlepp who is not terribly bright but good-hearted through his dim wits.
He is kidnaped by would-be singer Kellerman and runaway Phillips, who force him to drive them from Los Angeles to points east. The trio have several incidents, including a few scenes in Las Vegas; then Kellerman runs off with Earl Smith, a country-western band leader. During their trip the
situation alters; the kidnapers and the kidnapee become compadres. They get to Tuscon and Phi...