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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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Walter Fielding, Sr.
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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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Comedy

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26 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Geschenkt ist noch zu teuer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,499,651 (USA)
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Trivia

A replica frontage of the "Money Pit House" was built at the back of the dwelling so when viewers see the front of the house, in reality, it is a set construction tacked onto the back of the building. See more »

Goofs

There is ceiling plaster visible in Anna's hair before the plaster is shown to fall on her head. See more »

Quotes

Estelle: I'm desperate! Can we close?
Walter: We need a little time to...
Estelle: There is no time! Extradition is Friday.
Walter: Extradition?
Anna: I'll tell you later.
Estelle: I need an answer by the close of business tomorrow.
Walter: Oh, you'll have it. By the way, you have the most beautifully kept pool I've ever seen.
[Estelle breaks down and starts crying]
Walter: What did I say? What did I say?
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COWBOY PARADISE
Written by Michel Colombier and Kathleen Wakefield
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i love this movie
31 March 2004 | by (bozeman, mt, usa) – 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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