John Bourgignon couldn’t be happier. In a few weeks, the tubby limousine driver – played by Emmy award-winner John Candy (Planes, Trains and Automobiles) – will walk down the aisle with Nancy Reese, a bombshell blonde with ties to big money. But Nancy’s father, a US congressman and presidential hopeful, can’t stand the idea of his daughter getting hitched up to a lowly chauffer.
While trying to impress his father-in-law to be (Pat Hingle, of Splendor in the Grass and Norma Rae), happy-golucky John finds himself mixed up with the wrong crowd. As his wedding day looms ever closer, the bumbling, lovable driver is confronted with blackmail, brainwash, a murder plot, a jailbreak, a religious cult of aerobics instructors – the list goes on.
With a little (not-so-helpful) assistance from his sleazy, film-director friend (Eugene Levy, National Lampoon’s Vacation) and limo-driving sidekick (Joe Flaherty, Stripes, Happy Gilmore), John stumbles his way toward the altar, with plenty of side-splitting laughs to be had along the way.