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Overboard (1987)

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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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Joanna Stayton / Annie Proffitt
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Edith Mintz
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Andrew
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Jeffrey Wiseman ...
Brian Price ...
Jamie Wild ...
Greg Proffitt
Frank Campanella ...
Captain Karl
Henry Alan Miller ...
Dr. Norman Korman
Frank Buxton ...
Wilbur Budd (Elk Cove)
Carol Williard ...
Rose Budd (Elk Cove)
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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amnesia | carpenter | yacht | love | overboard | See more »

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Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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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 Christmas Vacation (1989). See more »

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When Annie walks into the classroom after the teacher calls her the straps on Annie's purse keep changing from "on her shoulder to in her hands" See more »

Quotes

Joanna: Well, the entire civilized world knows that ALL closets are made of CEDAR.
Dean Proffitt: [in a backwoods accent] Well up here in Elk Snout ma'am see we don't know 'bout them closets, nor bathrooms neither. Shit woman, you're lucky I am house broke.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Written by Chuck Río
Performed by The Champs
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First-rate comedy
3 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy that doesn't suffer from time or repeated viewings. It has all the trappings of a true classic. The cast, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Hermann and Roddy McDowall all put in good performances. The 4 child actors all do very well, too. The story is a funny one and it keeps me laughing. All in all, a very funny movie. I own it and will throw it in the DVD player every once in a while.


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