Sam Bissel is a wholesome family man with a loving wife, Min, and two loving daughters. They lead a happy suburban life. The only part of Sam's life that he is not happy about is his job as a lowly cog in the art department of the advertising firm of Burke & Hare. Sam's professional life takes a major turn when he is made executive of the Nurdlinger Dairy account. Simon Nurdlinger is a wholesome family man who wants a wholesome family man with wholesome family ideals heading his account, Sam the only one in Burke & Hare that fits the bill. Sam's home life also takes a major turn when Min's college friend, Janet Lagerlof, moves in next door. Janet stands to inherit $15 million from her grandfather's estate, but the will has a clause that she must be happily married to inherit the money. Janet is technically divorced from Howard Ebbets, and states that getting back with Howard is not worth $15 million. But when Jack Bailey and Irene Krump - two of Janet's relatives who would like to ...
Slam! Bam! Here comes Sam!...Caught in the Middle of a Two-Woman Jam!
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One of or maybe the first demonstration of Velcro in a movie. Sam's wife has Velcro on her apron she's wearing in the kitchen that holds the oven mitts to it. The producers of the film make sure you hear the distinctive ripping sound of the Velcro as she peels off the oven mitts. See more
Although the story is supposedly taking place in San Francisco the exteriors outside Sam's office, as well as those on skid row at the end of the film, are obviously Los Angeles. The automobile chase around San Francisco makes no geographical sense, and when Sam & his rider finally arrive at what's supposed to be 29th and Geary, it's obviously a studio set that looks nothing like the real thing. See more
Bissell? I think I heard of him. Or, was it the carpet sweeper?
Let Hertz Put You in the Driver's Seat
Lyrics and Music by Richard Adler
Performed by The Hi-Los See more