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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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Shatov
Carmine Caridi ...
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Carlos (as John van Dreelen)
Douglass Watson ...
Walter Fielding, Sr.
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Macumba Lady
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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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,344,555 (USA) (30 March 1986)

Gross:

$37,499,651 (USA)
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Trivia

The closing credits have a special section called "The Construction Crew" for several actors who played tradesmen in the film, but had no character name billing. See more »

Goofs

When the lead Cheap Girl tells Walter they want to change their name, you hear "Meryl Streep" but his lips say something else. The same thing for Walter when he tells him he's not changing their name. Perhaps another name was originally used and the producers didn't get the permission to use it. See more »

Quotes

Estelle: You think you know somebody after 25 years. And then one day, Israeli Intelligence comes to the door.
Anna: "Israeli Intelligence".
Estelle: Last Tuesday. That's why I've gotta sell the house. It turns out, Carlos was Hitler's pool man.
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Connections

Spoofs The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »

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COWBOY PARADISE
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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