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The Money Pit (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 1986 (USA)
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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

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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 Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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house | couple | problem | renovation | diy | See more »

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For everyone who's ever been deeply in Love or deeply in debt.

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26 March 1986 (USA)  »

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The Money Pit  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$37,499,651 (USA)
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Trivia

The classic car seen in the movie was an off-white 1929-30 Lincoln Model L series 4-door Sport Phaeton automobile. In the film's story, the vintage vehicle came with the purchase of the house. See more »

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When the work crew arrives at the house, various numbers of ladders are leaning against the house in various shots. See more »

Quotes

[Walter has missed a meeting with the permit man, who got steamed and left]
Curly: If he ever does come back, you call me and we'll finish the job.
Walter: When I do get the permits, how long will the job take?
Curly: Two weeks.
Walter: Two weeks? Two weeks?
Curly: You sound like a parakeet there. "Two weeks! Two weeks!"
Walter: Well, two weeks. It- it's amazing.
Curly: Amazing nothing. It'll be a regular miracle.
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LA BAMBA
Arranged by Ritchie Valens
Performed by Ritchie Valens
Courtesy of Rhino Records Inc.
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One of my first movies i ever watched, and still a classic
3 August 2005 | by (Long Island, New York) – See all my reviews

Growing up, i was always fond of movies. I remember the first time i ever saw a movie, i feel in love with them. The first movie i ever saw, was ghostbusters, and i was hooked. the 2th movie, was the money pit, because it was recorded on the same VHS tape as ghostbusters was, and it to was just as funny.

I remember watching this film over and over again as a very young child, (2-5 years old) and cracking up every time even though i didn't get most of the jokes (what 4 year old knows about the trouble of home repair?) anyhow, after catching a late night viewing of the film (and only the end part of it) i can say from what i viewed, i was laughing my ass off, almost waking up my sleeping parents and brother. Very funny film, and definitely worth checking out and buying on DVD (granted you can find it)


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