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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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Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
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Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Yli laidan  »

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Box Office

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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As of 2014, this is the third and last of three movies that real-life couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell appeared in together as co-stars. Their earlier collaborations were Swing Shift (1984) and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968). See more »

Goofs

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

Gertie: Hey Billy, who are you talking to?
Billy Pratt: Nobody!
Gertie: Hey is that Dean? Hey Dean! Whats going on? Why dont you come in?
Billy Pratt: Honey, go back to bed.
Gertie: HOW DARE YOU TREAT ME LIKE THAT! I'M GOING HOME!
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Connections

References Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Jim Dandy To The Rescue
(uncredited)
Written by Lincoln Chase
Performed by The Wright Brothers
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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First-rate comedy
3 March 2003 | by 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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