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The Money Pit (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  26 March 1986 (USA)
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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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26 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¿Hogar, dulce hogar?  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$37,499,651 (USA)
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The make and model of Art Shirk (Joe Mantegna)'s red sports car was a 1984 Chevrolet Corvette [C4]. It's customized license plate read "AS-1". See more »

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When the kitchen's electricity starts going haywire, the stove doors opens twice. Once when it is first stuck, and once again when the meal explodes out. See more »

Quotes

Walter: [Walter is on the phone with the permit inspector] Look, I'm very sorry I wasn't here this afternoon. What can I say? My wife was poisoned and taken to the hospital... Well, what would cut any ice with you?... A bribe? Sure, can you be here in a half an hour? All right. Cash, no problem.
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References Don't Go Near the Water (1957) See more »

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CANDY GAL
Written by Bill Monroe
Performed by Bill Monroe
Courtesy of MCA 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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