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Overboard (1987)

A cruel but beautiful heiress screws over a hired carpenter, who later is the first one to find her when she gets amnesia. Looking for a little revenge he convinces her that she's his wife.

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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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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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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dean Profit's old Dodge pickup was later used as the pickup that tailgated Chevy Chase and his family in the opening scenes of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989). Goldie Hawn had also co-starred with Chevy Chase in Foul Play (1978). See more »

Goofs

When the boys leave the super-glued plates on the counter, one is not hanging over the edge and one is. When Annie (Goldie Hawn) picks them up, they are both hanging out over the edge of the counter. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: [on her yacht; she's about to call for caviar when Andrew brings it in] Well! I *almost* had to wait.
[she tastes it and makes a sick face]
Joanna: What is this gelatinous MUCK? Andrew, when I tell you to pack staples, must I specify that you are to pack *good* caviar and not this $1.99 fish bait? Caviar should be round, and hard, and of adequate size, and should burst in your mouth at *precisely* the right moment.
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Soundtracks

SHOT DOWN IN HOT BLOOD
Performed by The Wright Brothers
Courtesy of Cross Key Publishin Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/ Tree Int'l. Co., Inc. (BMI)/O'Lyric Music (BMI)
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A guilty pleasure.
4 August 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Being a guy must make the fact that I like this film so much a guilty pleasure because it really is a chick-flick with capital C. I usually do not like to rate romantic comedies very high unless they have a different story and Overboard certainly has a different and (I think) original story. If you can get past the fact that the male lead is deceiving a woman with amnesia then you're going to love this movie. The acting is very, very good. I don't usually like Kurt Russel but I think he is near perfect in this role. Goldie Hawn is excellent and I must say that she was quite good looking in her younger days. I never really laughed out loud during the movie but I sat through the whole movie with and involuntary smile on my face because of the cute dialog and the slow change in the characters. The other cast members are also quite good. I found Edward Herrmannto be the most interesting character in the movie but he wasn't used enough. The emotions portrayed by the characters seem genuine which is a nice change from many other romantic comedies *cough* Pretty Woman *cough* and the on-screen chemistry between Russel and Hawn was undeniable.

All in all a very recommendable and highly enjoyable movie.

8/10


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