MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 832 this week

Going Overboard (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  12 May 1989 (USA)
1.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 1.9/10 from 8,819 users  
Reviews: 135 user | 10 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (additional material), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 25 Mar 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 29 titles
created 15 Jul 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Going Overboard (1989)

Going Overboard (1989) on IMDb 1.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Going Overboard.
Bottom 100 #7 | See the Bottom 100 movies as voted by our users.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Matt and Eddie are two young men from the mid-west travelling to California to see the sights - primarily semi-clad women on beaches. They hop into their car and head off through the desert... See full summary »

Director: Adam Rifkin
Stars: Claudia Christian, Andrew Lauer, Peter Berg
Pledge This! (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

At South Beach University, a beautiful sorority president takes in a group of unconventional freshman girls seeking acceptance into her house.

Directors: William Heins, Strathford Hamilton
Stars: Paris Hilton, Simon Rex, Paula Garcés
Fat Slags (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

The Fat Slags from Viz hit the big time and become celebrities.

Director: Ed Bye
Stars: Fiona Allen, Sophie Thompson, Jerry O'Connell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Rifkin
Stars: Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton, Wayne Newton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
Stars: Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey, Nicole Parker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Two friends, both named Frank, accidentally obtain a suitcase at the airport. It contains incriminating evidence against a mafia boss, who sends his Terminator-like lackie to find them. The... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Robert Caso, Kevin Schon, Courtney Gibbs
Glitch! (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Two thieves rob a large fancy house when the owner is away. But when a visitor mistakes them for the owner, and they find out about a casting party mis-scheduled for that day, they decide ... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Will Egan, Steve Donmyer, Julia Nickson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A young actor's fascination with Rober De Niro's TAXI DRIVER persona leads him into a morass of strange and obsessional behaviors.

Director: Charles Winkler
Stars: Jim Youngs, James Noble, Mykelti Williamson
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

A secret agent is called out of retirement to save the world from an evil genius.

Director: Paul Weiland
Stars: Bill Cosby, Tom Courtenay, Joe Don Baker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Two comedians set out to make their own exploitation video.

Director: Kasper Wedendahl
Stars: Timm Vladimir, Gordon Kennedy, Berte Fischer-Hansen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

Told in Documentary form, the film depicts a group of five British film critics and politicians who venture off into the West Virginian wilderness in search of the "Tony Blair Witch" which ... See full summary »

Director: Michael A. Martinez
Stars: Tim Jahn, C. Alan Ploegsma, Dominic Fantazzi
Grandpa (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Grandpa is taken by his grandson to relive his glory days at The Pony Room

Director: Giuseppe Andrews
Stars: Miles Dougal, Joey Murcia, Bill Tyree
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The love boat was never quite like this. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Unsinkable Shecky Moskowitz  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Budget: $200,000. See more »

Quotes

Dickie Diamond: [to Shecky ] Look at ya, you look just like ya sister... A PIG!
See more »


Soundtracks

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
Written by Randy Bachman
Performed by Adam Sandler
Produced and Arranged by Nick Allen
Co-Producer Steve Owens
Engineering Erich Bulling
Mixed by Al Phillips
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wow! This was really bad!
13 October 2003 | by (Upland, CA) – See all my reviews

I will start this off by saying I couldn't get all the way through it. I picked it up on a rainy day from WalMart like the rest of the reviewers on this site. I figured there wasn't any way I would regret my purchase. Was I wrong or what? Seriously now, who approved this project? They need to be forced to watch this movie over and over until the end of eternity. That's the only fitting punishment I can think of for releasing something this bad. The shooting reminds me of the movies I used to make for class projects on a big old VHS cam. The acting isnt much better. I think the only difference is that there are a few cool cameos. Yay, who cares... Shecky Moskowitz is unfunny, and the ships comedian is an even bigger loser. That's about as much of the plot as I understood.

Overall it's the worst movie I've ever seen. I own it on DVD and have given it to many co-workers to watch. Each comes back and laughs and says "Wow I didnt think I'd ever say I shut off an Adam Sandler movie 15 minutes in...."

My response is always "Well now you can"


48 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is the BEST MOVIE EVER mickee_bee
better than punch drunk love merlin_240
This *ain't* that bad bAzTNM
This is the WORST MOVIE EVER smedgie01
Worst Christmas present ever! Supadude
Has anyone ... Barbwbabe
Discuss Going Overboard (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?