Gordon, 28, an aspiring animator, leaves his home in Oregon to sell his ideas to Hollywood. After being told, correctly, that they are quite possibly the most stupid ideas ever and that he needs to spend time rethinking them, he moves back home. But his father, never a kind man, escalates his mean treatment of his rather unconventional son. Meanwhile, Gord has fallen for Betty, an attractive doctor at the hospital where his friend is staying; she happens to use a wheelchair, and to delight in having her paralyzed legs beaten with a bamboo cane; her sexual aggression intimidates him. Gord's family goes to a psychiatrist, and he lies to her that his father molests Gord's brother, Freddy; Gord neglects to mention that Freddy is 25. Soon, Gordon has the house to himself, and comes up with a winning animated series, "Zebras in America" based on his own family.
Rip Torn....Jim Brody
Eddie Kaye Thomas....Freddy Brody
Anthony Michael Hall....Mr. Davidson
Julie Hagerty....Julie Brody
Jackson Davies....Mr. Malloy
Connor Widdows....Andy Malloy
John R. Taylor....Farmer
Fiona Hogan....Pregnant Woman
Ron Selmour....Security Guard - Studio (as Ronald Selmour)
Drew Barrymore....Davidson's Receptionist
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.