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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 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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$37,499,651 (USA)
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Alexander Godunov conducts the orchestra at the end as they perform Ode to joy by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was also played at the safe opening scene in Die Hard which also starred Alexander Godunov. See more »

Goofs

After the characters have hauled two two-gallon buckets of water up the ladder and dumped them into the bathtub, Walter goes back downstairs and, after the kitchen fire, brings up the third recently heated on the stove. That is also dumped into the tub, causing the tub to crash through the floor and land below. As the camera angle picks up the tub falling through the floor and the ensuing crash and breakage, there is no water spray from the broken tub. See more »

Quotes

Walter: What has Max got that I haven't got?
Anna: Walls.
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Referenced in Coronation Street: Episode #1.8418 (2014) See more »

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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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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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