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Going Overboard -- 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.
Going Overboard -- 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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12 May 1989 (USA) See more »
In the world of comedy, it's sink or swim. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Young ... General Noriega

Adam Sandler ... Schecky Moskowitz

Scott LaRose ... Dickie Diamond
Lisa Collins ... Ellen (as Liza Collins Zane)
Tom Hodges ... Bob / Schecky's Mother

Adam Rifkin ... Croaker / Miss Spain

Peter Berg ... Mort Ginsberg (as Pete Berg)

Valerie Breiman ... Bambi

Joe Gieb ... Referee

Ricky Paull Goldin ... Terrorist Without Shirt
Warren Selko ... Terrorist with Mustache

Steven Brill ... Priest

Billy Zane ... King Neptune

Terry Moore ... Mistress
Kim Ferrill ... Miss Ohio
Sheila Luquire ... Miss Cuba
Sherry Sukman ... Miss Texas
Laura Mraz ... Miss Kansas / Liz
Renee Harter ... Miss Germany
Diane Boyce ... Miss California
Mary Requist ... Miss Mexico

Elizabeth Primm ... Miss Louisiana / Bunny Miller
Stacey Marie Palmer ... Miss Jamaica / Chickie
Lisa C. Vendetti ... Miss Israel / Bluebell
Catherine Satterwhite ... Miss Arkansas / Pammy (as Katherine Sutterwhite)
Tonya Parma ... Miss France

Allen Covert ... Bartender
Gabe Sachs ... Funeral Moaner
Jim Ellis ... Male Passenger
Rocco Ancarola ... Waiter

Billy Bob Thornton ... Dave
Jon Ingoldsby ... Yellow Teeth
Sean Ingoldsby ... Yellow Teeth

Dan Povenmire ... Yellow Teeth
Curt Bisquera ... Yellow Teeth (as Curt M. Bisquera)
Margaret Ford ... Drummer Girl (as Margaret B. Ford)
Tina Wilson ... Boxing Ring Girl
Patrese Clark ... Fantasy Beach Girl
Tammy C. Rief ... Beach Girl
Tiffany Rief ... Beach Girl
Cassandra Bright ... Beach Girl
Kimberly Bridges ... Beach Girl
Naomi Sampson ... Hostage
Chris Bogard ... Slimy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Milton Berle ... Himself (uncredited)
Michael Hopey ... Baby Moses (uncredited)

Natasha Pavlovich ... (uncredited)
John Wehrle ... Sailor Geek 1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Valerie Breiman 
Writing credits
Valerie Breiman (written by)

Adam Sandler (additional material) and
Scott LaRose (additional material)

Adam Rifkin  uncredited

Produced by
Mark Daniel Jones .... executive producer: L.A. Dreams Productions
Adam Rifkin .... co-producer
Paul Ruffman .... associate producer
Mark Schultz .... executive producer
Randolf Turrow .... producer (as Randolf L. Turrow)
Original Music by
Steven Scott Smalley 
Cinematography by
Ron Jacobs (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Randy D. Wiles  (as Randy Wiles)
Production Design by
Alex Tavoularis 
Set Decoration by
Stephanie Ziemer 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup effects artist: second unit (as Alan Apone)
Mary Brando .... makeup supervisor: second unit
Adelaide Granier .... hair stylist
Michael Spatola .... makeup supervisor (as Mike Spatola)
Merrill C. Stringer .... hair stylist
Production Management
William Martens .... production manager
Richard Muessel .... production supervisor: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Jirgal .... first assistant director (as John E. Jirgal)
Patrick 'PJ' Mainello .... first assistant director: second unit (as Patrick Mainello)
Christopher Rogers .... second assistant director: second unit
Randolf Turrow .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul Cheponis .... set dresser: second unit
Gary Fettis .... property master: second unit
Sound Department
Nicholas R. Allen .... sound mixer (as Nicholas Allen)
James Bailey .... foley artist
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Victoria Bowes .... boom operator: second unit (as Victoria Thoma)
Stanley Carr .... foley mixer (as Stanley B. Carr)
Harry Cheney .... digital prelay operator (as Harry M. Cheney)
Thomas Cunliffe .... sound mixer: second unit (as Tom Cunliffe)
Patrick J. Foley .... digital prelay operator
Robin Haskins .... adr mixer
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Orlow .... boom operator
Larry Pitman .... digital prelay operator
Sanford Ponder .... digital prelay operator
Richard Raderman .... sound supervisor
Bill Rojas .... sound consultant
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Barry Snyder .... digital prelay supervisor (as Barry A. Snyder)
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Breck Warwick .... foley artist
Jack Zinder .... additional sound mixer: second unit
J. Rock Palermo .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin L. Aguilar .... gaffer: second unit (as Marty Aguillar)
Fred Cohen .... gaffer
Andre Costa .... key grip: second unit
John Damon .... grip
John Doherty .... gaffer: second unit
John Doherty .... second grip: second unit
Kevin Higgins Jr. .... generator operator
Chris Hill .... video technician (as Chris B. Hill)
Nicholas Hoffman .... key grip
Ron Jacobs Jr. .... electrician
Ron Jacobs Jr. .... grip
Steven Juda .... first assistant camera
Jerry Knight .... best boy grip: second unit
Scott Middleton .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Scott R. Middleton)
Spencer Newman .... second assistant camera
Keith Salkowski .... second electric
Gary D. Scott .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Gary Scott)
Michael R. Smith .... best boy: second unit
Ron Wolf .... clapper loader: second unit
Animation Department
Carol Ann Coates .... cel painter
Dan Povenmire .... animator
Tiana Povenmire .... cel painter
James Pyper .... cel painter
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Carnahan .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Jacqueline Wiles .... assistant editor
Russ Wiles .... editorial supervisor (as Rusty Wiles)
Music Department
Kenneth Chasen .... digital prelay operator: music (as Ken Chasen)
Tarquin Gotch .... music supervisor
Susan McLean .... score recordist
Steve Owens .... music supervisor
Steve Owens .... music supervisor
Dana Rasch .... musician: metal guitar
Michael Stone .... music engineer
John Ugarte .... technical music advisor
Other crew
Estee Chandler .... script supervisor: second unit
Jamie Clardy .... production assistant
Allen Covert .... production assistant
Andres Eugenio .... craft service
Robert Fuentes .... production assistant
Clellan Gracy .... production assistant
David Janssen .... production assistant (as David S. Janssen)
Donna Jenkins .... production accountant
Cheryl Lawson .... animal wrangler: kitten
Marianne Martens .... production secretary
Richard McQuilkin .... production coordinator
Christopher Nefcy .... consultant: computers
Lauren Rifkin .... production assistant (as Laurie Rifkin)
Gabe Sachs .... talent coordinator
Michael Taub .... assistant production coordinator
Kirtley M. Thiesmeyer .... legal services
Ingrid Thronson .... production assistant
Sandyan Turrow .... travel arrangements
Robert A. Wyman .... legal services
Michael Saleman .... distribution legal (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Did You Know?

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


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77 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
I wanted to punch the TV, 3 January 2005
Author: Derek Jamison (dmj_incorporated-1) from Clintonville, Pa

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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This *ain't* that bad bAzTNM
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Been pretty much downhill for Sandler since this cinematic gem jules-920-766974
Sandler Disowns it kevinw8305
Dickie Diamond character is a blatant ripoff of Aussie Rodney Rude. garyamedee
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