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Overboard (1987)

A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

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Storyline

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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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,880,006, 20 December 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,713,187
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1.85 : 1
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When Annie is using the chainsaw, she accidentally cuts off the scarecrow's head. Behind the right "eye" of the scarecrow is a hexagonal patch that is a slight nod to A Clockwork Orange (1971), and its main character's famous eye lashes. See more »

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When Annie visits the principal, the teddy bear on her desk jumps about between shots. See more »

Quotes

Annie: Hey mister, what was I doing out in the ocean?
Dean Proffitt: That's something you like to do, go fishing for oysters at night
Annie: Oysters in a cold ocean at night, doesn't sound like me!
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References The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957) See more »

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TEQUILA
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Tree Int'l. Co., Inc. (BMI)
Written by Chuck Río (uncredited)
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A guilty pleasure.
4 August 2005 | by 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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