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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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According to website Wikimapia, The Money Pit House once had a real life name which was "Northway House". The site states that the house was "built for H.W. Warner in 1906. Federal in style. Called Northway House when William McNair owned the place. In the 1980s during the filming of the movie The Money Pit (1986) with' Tom Hanks' and Shelley Long, the house was owned by Eric Ridder Sr. (publisher). Ridder was a gold medal winner in 1952 as a member of the American yachting team. In 1964 he co-captained the Constellation in successful defense of the America's Cup". See more »

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When Walter is filling up the bathtub with water, he and Anna put the pots beside the bathtub. When Walter then leaves the scene to go get more water, he leaves them behind. See more »

Quotes

Anna: I was just lighting the oven!
Walter: Just lighting... you could've been killed. We could've all died!
Anna: Oh, well thank you very much! I'm not completely helpless in the kitchen, I do know how to light an oven!
Walter: Well yeah, but- you mean this thing works?
Anna: So far, so good.
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Soundtracks

The Wedding Contract
From "Lucia Di Lammermor"
By Gaetano Donizetti
Text by Salvatore Cammarano (as Salvadore Cammarano)
Act II - Scene 6; Act III - Scene 6
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra (as London Symphony Orchestra)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Conducted by Thomas Schippers
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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20 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. Granted, I was a teen when I first saw it, but even so, I laughed often and that is my standard of judgment. Shelley Long is as good as she was in Cheers (which is gooood). Tom Hanks shows off the early "Bosom Buddies" hopes of physical comedy genius here in a way that he never did again. The bee-attack scene to the flight of the Bumblebee violin solo is fabulous. the whole "We're Sitting on a Dream" sequence with the stairs and doorbell and raccoon and the bathtub is hilarious but PEOPLE. Come on. The entire collapsing stairs bit is the best, capped off by Hanks sweet little blown kiss at the end ... slayed me. My brother and I still reference it whenever everything is more crap than bearable, and we always will. I think this is an overlooked gem and will always have it in my video catalogue. Finally, a quote: Paint. Don't tickle. Alexander Gudonow will be missed.


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