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The Money Pit (1986)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmine Caridi ...
Billy Lombardo ...
John Van Dreelen ...
Carlos (as John van Dreelen)
Douglass Watson ...
Walter Fielding, Sr.
Lucille Dobrin ...
Macumba Lady


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




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Release Date:

26 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Geschenkt ist noch zu teuer  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$37,499,651 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tom Hanks also made a movie with Jackie Gleason ( his last ) later that year after the Money Pit , and where his character Walter had a terrible fight with his wife Anna , Walter hits the staircase with his hand and goes Bang Zoom" and flies his fist to the sky ( or the Moon ) just like Ralph Krandon would do in The Honeymooners' . See more »


When the bathtub falls, the chunk of floor it was sitting on - which would have also fallen - is nowhere to be seen. See more »


Anna: This is my house, too. I want to help.
Walter: Do you have a gun?
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #16.37 (1999) See more »


Written by Michel Colombier and Kathleen Wakefield
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i love this movie
31 March 2004 | by (bozeman, mt, usa) – See all my reviews

i have seen this movie so many times and it is still hilarious. regardless of what others have said i think this movie is great. the plot is not that well written but who cares this movie wants to make u laugh and it succeeds admirably. I think that this movie is great and is one of my favorite all time movies. It is absolutely hilarious. Many think that Tom Hanks is a dramatic actor, but his roots are in comedy. This movie proves that, he is absolutely perfect and hillarious. Shelley Long although not great, is the best she has ever been in a movie. Her timing and emotions are well fit for this movie. You will laugh and be touched, please vote afterwards and make this rating go up.

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