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Robert Downey Jr.,
Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new house- but there's not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch. The second they move into the house it falls apart, starting with the stairway collapsing to the bathtub falling through the floor to eventually the chimney falling into the house! Finally, they have to renovate the house before the frame collapses but the renovations also prove to be a disaster. Written by
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When the kitchen's electricity starts going haywire, the stove doors opens twice. Once when it is first stuck, and once again when the meal explodes out. See more »
[knocking on the front door]
[stuck in the floor and can't answer the door]
Hel - Hello! Hello, I'm here!
Are you in there Fielding?
Y-yes, I'm here. My chest is constricted. I can't shout. Ow-ow-ow-ow.
[thinking Walter is laughing at him]
[starts to leave]
I can hear you in there laughing at me. This is it you duck fart! I'm leaving and I'm never coming back! You hear me Fielding?
Y-yes, I hear you!
I'm tearing up your permits! There! Nobody laughs at Montgomery Shrapp!
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This film when it first came out was not given credit, it fell into the categories with the "Ghostbusters sequel" and other silly 80's movies. But, if you watch it again, it may have you laughing.
Shelley Long, while not a favorite, is good, and Tom Hanks, as a young couple finally buying that country mansion dream house every American should want. Maureen Stapleton is selling it; she is classic.
Joe Mantegna as Art Shirk, one of the many contractors and plumbers who take the young couple for a ride. Richard Benjamin has done a good job directing (You may want to watch "Goodbye, Columbus" again; he was excellent in that film).
The story is predictable, but will lighten your mood; it is not just a romantic comedy with a ridiculous premise. Anyone who has ever had to deal with house repairs and contractors will find this to be a good tonic. 8/10.
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