In the beginning, Earl Unger is first seen scanning his gang's associate which he confirms to his leader, Petr Beaupre, who's given the computer missile-cloaking chip. With the chip given to them, Unger and Burton Jernigan give their associate his payment and leave after Beaupre and Alice Ribbons hide the chip in a toy car.
At the airport, Unger and his companions manage to get pass security with the chip hidden in the toy car. However, a luggage mix-up occurs, causing the toy car to end up with an old woman named Mrs. Hess. Alice confirms the toy car is no longer in their possession when she takes a bag full of sourdough bread, leading the group to look for their bag throughout the airport. Beaupre, who had been examining the flight departures, suspects their bag to be on a plane to Chicago so Earl and his allies go to board it.
After he and Burton fall into Alex's pool trap, they are arrested by the police for their crimes. In the final scene, Burton and the rest of the criminals are getting their mugshots taken and appear to have caught Alex's chickenpox.
Earl at San Francisco International Airport.
Earl reports his failure to find the lost missile chip in the men's toilet.
Jernigan, Alice and Earl when they are arrested.
Earl Unger's mugshot
Earl (second right) and his associates, all in prison and sick with chickenpox.
After Unger got hit by a water balloon and Plaster of Paris, he seems to resemble The Joker.
He is not very smart, seen on several occasions.
The FBI photographs of him include a picture of Earl holding an icepack to his head, and looking like he's suffering from a hangover.
Packing tropical clothes when he and his cohorts end up going to Chicago in the winter.
Cutting electrified wire outside the Pruit home.
Earl, for all his faults, could be the most user-friendly of the crooks, as shown when he and his cohorts follow a taxi driver and ask him about where Mrs Hess lives. Jernigan uses a jobsworth attitude and military jargon to the elderly driver, while Earl simplifies this, for the driver's benefit, as "about four-thirty today, old broad".