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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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Marika
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Carlos (as John van Dreelen)
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Walter Fielding, Sr.
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Macumba Lady
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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>

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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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Release Date:

26 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Geschenkt ist noch zu teuer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,344,555, 30 March 1986

Gross USA:

$37,499,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The key location issue during development and pre-production that faced producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy was to find a real life gigantic mansion that its owners would consent to allow to be partially demolished. See more »

Goofs

When Walter is watching the fire go through the electrical system in the walls of the kitchen, the chunky liquid in the blender vanishes. See more »

Quotes

[Jack is being taken on an ambulance after losing his breath on the jogging track]
Jack: I'm fine really.
Paramedic: Take it easy Mr. Schidntmann
Walter: Has this ever happened to you before?
Jack: Yes.
Paramedic: Seven times in the past five months.
Walter: I thought the jogging was getting you in better shape.
Jack: It is.
Paramedic: Yeah thanks to the jogging I can lift him into the ambulance.
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Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: The Ins and Outs of Inns (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Gavotte (sonata VI for violin, E major partita)
From the album "Christopher Parkening Plays J.S. Bach"
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Christopher Parkening
Courtesy of Angel Records
A Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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i love this movie
31 March 2004 | by 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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