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The Money Pit (1986)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  26 March 1986 (USA)
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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)  »

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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

For the scene with the bathtub falling two floors down after being filled with water, Tom Hanks does a obnoxious laugh. This clip of him laughing is commonly used for the Universal back-lot tour when the tour guides joke with the visitors. See more »

Goofs

When Walter goes into the den to call the permit man, Montgomery Schrapp, you see a candle on the desk beside the phone. Walter uses a match to be able to see the number on the paper, and the paper catches fire. When Anna gets home and comes into the house, she turns on the light. When she finally finds Walter in the floor in the den, she turns on the light in that room, too. See more »

Quotes

Anna: Well, the turkey's done.
Walter: So's the kitchen. Actually, it's a little overdone for my tastes. Let's not go there again.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) See more »

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MI ORQUESTRA
Written by Julian Bargas
Performed by Los Tupamaros
Courtesy of Taurus Sound Distributors
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Tom Hanks at his Best.
3 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is truly the era when Tom Hanks was a comedian. He really made me laugh in this movie. Especially when the bath tub falls through the flooring. The best parts happen when something goes wrong. Tom Hanks has moved on since this time period to make Oscar winning movies such as Forrest Gump and the Green Mile, but this is truly when he was at his best. I have to admit, I never thought that Tom Hanks could be funny until I saw this film. I inspire anyone to give this movie a try. I guarantee that it will make you laugh at least once or twice. So go on and try the Money Pit. It is when Tom Hanks was not in it for the awards.


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