Meet Ben Cluett (John Lithgow). Once he was the top salesman in the territory, now he's in a slump. To snap him out of it, Ben's boss teams him with eager rookie Billy Fox (Jonathan Silverman), and a routine sales trip soon turns into an outrageous journey full of unplanned detours (a frat house Mardi Gras beer blast) and rougher than usual roads (Billy is after Ben's job). It's not all downhill, though. Ben meets Joanna Reath (Margaret Colin), a beautiful stranger who shows him that it's never too late to find love and happiness-you just have to take the right exit. Irvin Kershner directed this poignant comedy.