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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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Joanna / Annie
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Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
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Jeffrey Wiseman ...
Brian Price ...
Jamie Wild ...
Frank Campanella ...
Captain Karl
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Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
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Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
Carol Williard ...
Elk Cove: Rose Budd
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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Comedy | Romance

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Yli laidan  »

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes of the character of Joey Proffitt talking in Pee-Wee Herman's voice were improvised as the Pee-Wee voice was not part of the original script. 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

Joey Proffitt: [watching Joanna ride away] YOU SAID MOMS DON'T LEAVE.
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Connections

References The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957) See more »

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Written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard
Performed by The Wright Brothers
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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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