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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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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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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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carpenter | amnesia | love | yacht | memory | See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombre nuevo, vida nueva  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

When the kids jump out of the truck to run after the limousine, the shout of "Mom!" is dubbed in. See more »

Quotes

Joanna: Captain Karl?
Capt. Karl: Yes madam?
Joanna: We've never really had time to talk.
Capt. Karl: No, we haven't.
Joanna: Well, there's no time now.
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References Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) See more »

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SEMPER PARATUS
Written by Francis S. Van Boskerck
Performed by The U.S. Coast Guard Band
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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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