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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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Lisa Collins ...
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Croaker / Miss Spain
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Mort Ginsberg (as Pete Berg)
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Bambi
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Terrorist Without Shirt
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Miss Ohio
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Storyline

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 enjoyed working on this movie so much due to this being his first leading actor appearance. He ate lunch with the director constantly, drank frequently with his co-stars and cried when he ended filming. Two days after production ended he got so drunk with the director they were charged Two Thousand for charges to a hotel room. On the end of one of the bills it said "We wont charge you for the fecal stains on the mattress, we deal with those a lot here. :)" only the director recalls this story, Sandler denies it to this day. See more »

Quotes

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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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Girlie, Girlie
Written by Sangie Davis (uncredited)
Performed by Sophia George
Produced by Sangie Davis
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I wanted to punch the TV
3 January 2005 | by (Clintonville, Pa) – See all my reviews

I wanted to punch the TV. Watching it was torture. I hated it. Never watch this movie. The terrorists are annoying. Adam Sandler is annoying. I normally like him but not in this one. I wanted to break the DVD. This is the most irritating film in the world. The comedian he's jealous of is obnoxious. The only remotely funny part is the rocker with the black teeth getting all the girls. It was so irritating I wanted to punch the TV. DO NOT BUY THIS MOVIE UNLESS YOU WANT TO ANNOY SOMEONE. If you even like Adam Sandler a little bit, Don't buy it. It will just make you hate him. Do yourself a favor, if you see it in the store, hide it to put everyone out of danger of buying it. Its a waste of the $1.99 I paid for it.


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