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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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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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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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The Coast Guard spotter is played by Garry Marshall's son, Scott. See more »

Goofs

When Grant helps Joanna into the limo after coming back for her, she gets in first and then he does. In the next scene, they're flipped, so the boys are yelling at her through the window. See more »

Quotes

Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt: [Grant has just arrived at the hospital; she doesn't know he's right outside, behind a one-way mirror] ... You mean to tell me that I have no medical recourse...?
Grant Stayton: Can she see us?
Cop at Hospital: Not unless she's got x-ray vision or something.
Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt: ...Well, what DO you know? Extend your brain a teensy little bit, if possible.
Doctor at Hospital: You seem to be suffering from a temporary amnesia...
Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt: How TEMPORARY is it?
Doctor at Hospital: We don't know. Other than that, you seem to be in excellent physical shape.
Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt: Listen to me, medical people. As of now, I ...
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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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Quite Amusing
5 October 2002 | by (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time when I was 10 and still watching it to this day. The cast is excellent and the storyline is silly but you just can't help yourself laughing at all of Goldie's screw-ups or Kurt's incompetent ways of parenting. The supporting cast is great, what more can I say??, if you ever see this in the video store, it's worth renting. GO OVERBOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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