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Opportunity Knocks (1990)

 -  Comedy  -  30 March 1990 (USA)
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Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of... See full summary »

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Eddie
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Milt
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Lou
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Annie
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Max
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Sal
Doris Belack ...
Mona
Sally Gracie ...
Connie
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Pinkie
John M. Watson Sr. ...
Harold Monroe
Beatrice Fredman ...
Bubbie
Thomas McElroy ...
Men's Room Attendant
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Wine Steward
Gene Honda ...
Japanese Businessman
Del Close ...
Williamson
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Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter supposed to watch the house for the absent owner won't be able to watch the house due to a new job in another part of the country. This provides for a pretty nifty arrangement for Eddie and Lou...until the relatives of the house owner drop by to visit. Eddie quickly adopts the guise of the person supposedly housesitting for the owner, and the shenanigans start from there. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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In the world of cons....Eddie's a pro.

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30 March 1990 (USA)  »

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Alle tiders chance  »

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$11,359,129 (USA)
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The "IRS Building" demolished near the end of the movie is actually the Baker Hotel in Dallas, Texas which was demolished in the early 1980s to make room for the building that is now known as Whitacre Tower. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Farrell: As Pericles said to the Athenians, "Where do I drain the lizard?".
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Features Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) See more »

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Performed by BoDeans
Written by Kurt Neumann and Sammy Llanas (as Sam Llanas)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Hilarious and Entertaining Comedy!
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This movie was fun from beginning to end. I cared about the characters, it has a great plot and I love seeing it again and again.I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. It has a great story about friendship, family, and true love. The story is told in a very funny, delightful, and entertaining way. I absolutely LOVE this movie.


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