Going Overboard (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  12 May 1989 (USA)
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Collins ...
Ellen (as Liza Collins Zane)
Tom Hodges ...
Croaker / Miss Spain
Mort Ginsberg (as Pete Berg)
Terrorist Without Shirt
Warren Selko ...
Terrorist with Mustache
King Neptune
Kim Ferrill ...
Miss Ohio


Shecky Moskowitz, a deservedly struggling young comedian, lands a menial job on a cruise ship as the Miss-Universe contest is being held on-board. The Big Man On Deck for this voyage is Dickie Diamond, the ship's comedian and all-around ladies' man. As an assorted array of thugs, Panamanian mercenaries and terrorists try to storm the ship, Shecky hopes for one big chance to prove himself and enter the exciting world of cruise ship comedy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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12 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Unsinkable Shecky Moskowitz  »

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$200,000 (estimated)

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Adam Sandler was so embarrassed by this film, his first starring role, that it isn't listed on his filmography on his official website. See more »


Schecky Moskowitz: Sir, hi! What's your name?
Dave: Dave.
Schecky Moskowitz: Hey, Dave! What do you do for a living?
Dave: Well, I'm a construction worker.
Schecky Moskowitz: A construction worker? Alright, what do you construct?
Dave: I construct buildings. What the fuck else would I construct?
Schecky Moskowitz: Okaaaay... so, Dave, do you think constructing is an easy job, or is it a hard job?
Dave: Listen, butthole, why don't you quit trying to be funny? Because all it's doing is pissing me off.
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2 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Worst mistake of my life.

I picked this movie up at Target for $5 because I figured, "Hey, it's Sandler I can get some cheap laughs". I was wrong, completely wrong. Mid-way through the film all three of my friends were asleep and I was still suffering. Worst plot, Worst script, Worst movie I have ever seen. I wanted to hit my head up against a wall for an hour, then I'd stop, and you know why? Because it felt damn good. Upon bashing my head in i stuck that damn movie in the microwave and watched it burn....and that felt better than anything else I've ever done. It took American Psycho, Army of Darkness, and Kill Bill just to get over that crap. I HATE YOU SANDLER FOR ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH WITH THIS AND RUINING A WHOLE DAY OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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