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

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26 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Hogar, dulce hogar?  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$37,499,651 (USA)
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The movie was the first remake of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). The second was around seven years later in 1993 with Sweden's Drömkåken (1993) whilst the third, which was the second Hollywood remake, was about twenty-one years later in 2007 with Are We Done Yet? (2007). 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

Max: [to Walter] Do you realize what you've done? You've taken a woman who loves you, one of the great women in the world and thrown her away. I lost her too, but I will get over it because I am shallow and self-centered. But you, you wont, because you are "complex". You will feel terrible anguish for the rest of your life. This is turning out to be a pretty good day.
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References Don't Go Near the Water (1957) See more »

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Arranged by Ritchie Valens
Performed by Ritchie Valens
Courtesy of Rhino Records Inc.
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Mr. Hanks builds his dream (make that "nightmare") house
12 August 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I know, the critics ripped at "The Money Pit" when it got released. They apparently didn't realize that it wasn't pretending to be a masterpiece; it was a big excuse to be funny, and they succeed. Some of the gags her seem to forecast the equally funny "Mousehunt". Personally, I think that Tom Hanks needs to act in some more comedies, and Shelley Long needs to get more roles in movies. My favorite scene? Well, I get the giggles whenever I think of the whole chain reaction. Just the kinds of things about which anyone should worry when moving into a new house (although my family didn't have such experiences when we moved into our house).

All in all, it shows that Richard Benjamin is as great a director as he is an actor. My generation ought to give him the recognition that my parents' generation gave him. Also starring Alexander Godunov (one of the Amish guys in "Witness"), Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna and Josh Mostel.


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