Neal Page ( Martin) is an advertising executive who just wants to fly home to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family. But all Neal Page gets is misery. Misery named Del Griffith ( Candy) - a loud mouthed, but nevertheless lovable, salesman who leads Neal on a cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps Neal from tasting his turkey.
Neal Page had no reason to panic until Del Griffith came along. What he really wanted was to spend Thanksgiving with his family. What he got was three days with the turkey.