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Overboard (1987)

A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

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Joanna / Annie
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Jamie Wild ...
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Captain Karl
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Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
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Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
Carol Williard ...
Elk Cove: Rose Budd
Doris Hess ...
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Storyline

Rich bitch Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yli laidan  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,880,006 (USA) (20 December 1987)

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Overboard (1987) was released in 1987. In The Best of Times (1986) starring Kurt Russell, released just the year before, there are references to "Gigi", who is Kurt Russell's character's wife and also one of the opposing football players was known as "Dr. Death". In Overboard the letters "G.G." are spray painted on the boys' club house and they also refer to "Dr. Death" coming to rescue their "mother". Both movies star Kurt Russell. See more »

Goofs

When Annie is making the kids sandwiches for school the miracle whip jar lid is off, and then on and off again. See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: [Arriving home from his disastrous experience working for the Staytons, he finds Burbridge running out of his house. She is covered with toilet paper and being chased by his dogs] ... You look the morning after Halloween. Probably had a day like I did, what happened to you?
Adele Burbridge: Monday is their first day of school and I came here to WELCOME your family! And WHAT do I get in return? I get TOILET-PAPERED by your children! They were about to douse the toilet paper in GASOLINE and strike - !
Dean Proffitt: Wait. Stop. ...
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Connections

References Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Jim Dandy To The Rescue
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Written by Lincoln Chase
Performed by The Wright Brothers
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Go Kurt!!!
19 November 1998 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

This was a great film. I enjoyed it thouroughly! The casting couldn't have been better and it was hilarious! The kids were great and made me laugh! Kurt did another excellent job. All those who are fanatics for edge of your seat thrillers, don't even comment on this movie, go see Soldier or something, maybe you'll like that better. "Typical 80's trash" WHATEVER!!! Just enjoy the story, I loved it. Kurt you are such a cutie and you and Goldy belong with each other, (but I'm sure you already know that!) 10/10!!!


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