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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$26,713,187
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Third of three consecutive pictures with one-word titles for actress Goldie Hawn. The others were Protocol (1984), and Wildcats (1986). See more »

Goofs

Annie talks to Grant Staton III from the porch. The house casts a shadow from behind her yet she also casts a shadow on the door (behind her) which indicates additional artificial lighting. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: I have behaved so badly. You've done so many wonderful things for me and I've never even once said thank you. I'm sorry
Andrew: Apology accepted, madam.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) 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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Wonderful and delightful movie.
4 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Overboard is a wonderful and delightful movie. Every aspect of this story is entertaining. Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Edward Herrmann turn in great performances. But what bolsters this movie is the story about how a vain, selfish and spoiled woman undergoes a major transformation and in the process emerges as truly beautiful, not only physically but spiritually as well. The movie also has its share of amusing scenes, and in many respects it is a farce, but it's a lot more than that - it is statement about home, family, devotion and love. The movie shows the spiritual emptiness of conspicuous materialism and the shallowness associated with unfettered consumption. This is is not to say that the movie is anti-wealth because it isn't. Rather, it is an amusing foray into the quirkiness of relationships and how people with seemingly nothing in common can form strong personal bonds.


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