MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 1,809 this week

The Money Pit (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 1986 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 32,795 users  
Reviews: 92 user | 29 critic

A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 03 May 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Money Pit" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Money Pit (1986)

The Money Pit (1986) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Money Pit.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dragnet (1987)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.

Director: Stan Dragoti
Stars: Tom Hanks, Lori Singer, Dabney Coleman
The 'Burbs (1989)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party.

Director: Neal Israel
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.

Director: John Patrick Shanley
Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges
Volunteers (1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A successful ad man (Hanks) must juggle his ever-demanding career while his parents' marriage breaks up.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint
High Spirits (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg
Splash (1984)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy
Punchline (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Seltzer
Stars: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman
1969 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two friends, Ralph and Scott live in a small minded town at the onset of wide public dissatisfaction with the Vietnam war. While Scott's brother enlists, he and Ralph are outspoken in their... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Thompson
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Yakov Smirnoff ...
Carmine Caridi ...
...
Billy Lombardo ...
...
John Van Dreelen ...
Carlos (as John van Dreelen)
Douglass Watson ...
Lucille Dobrin ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Hogar, dulce hogar?  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$37,499,651 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The picture, a remake, was made and released about 38 years after it's source film, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), had been first released in 1948. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Montgomery Shrapp: [knocking on the front door] Fielding?
Walter: [stuck in the floor and can't answer the door] Hel - Hello! Hello, I'm here!
Montgomery Shrapp: Are you in there Fielding?
Walter: Y-yes, I'm here. My chest is constricted. I can't shout. Ow-ow-ow-ow.
Montgomery Shrapp: [thinking Walter is laughing at him] Okay Fielding!
[starts to leave]
Montgomery Shrapp: 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?
Walter: Y-yes, I hear you!
Montgomery Shrapp: I'm tearing up your permits! There! Nobody laughs at Montgomery Shrapp!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #16.37 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

COWBOY PARADISE
Written by Michel Colombier and Kathleen Wakefield
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Now the house is perfect...let's move!!!!
8 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hanks' Worst Film? RPKingery
Cracks me up when Full_Of_Surprises_54
Funniest line? Nickrj
Bathtub scene ShinKyo81
Purchase of the House a Con-Job? williamc14
Theme song? NTN2
Discuss The Money Pit (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page