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The Money Pit (1986)

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

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Walter Fielding, Sr.
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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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Comedy

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26 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Geschenkt ist noch zu teuer  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$37,499,651 (USA)
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Trivia

Alexander Godunov conducts the orchestra at the end, as they perform Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was also played at the safe opening scene in Die Hard (1988), which also starred Godunov. See more »

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When the bathtub falls, the chunk of floor it was sitting on - which would have also fallen - is nowhere to be seen. 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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) See more »

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SKIN TIGHT
Written by Michel Colombier and Kathleen Wakefield
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The Money Pit - So Funny!!
5 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have lost count of the amount of times I have watched this film. It's one of those films you put on when you need cheering up. So many scenes were funny to watch, love the one where Tom Hanks gets his fingers stepped on, because the stairs is "out"!!!!

You really feel for them, as everything they touch falls apart...and the saying: how long will this take to finish? TWO WEEKS, TWO WEEKS!! Yeh...right the job to mend/repair the house lasts months.

There are so many funny scenes...which I love, Tom Hanks is a legend, what a talent, funny or sad he's magic. Loved Shelley Long in this film, she's very good doing comedy.

Great movie xxx xx


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