Opportunity Knocks (1990)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Beatrice Fredman ...
Thomas McElroy ...
Men's Room Attendant
Wine Steward
Gene Honda ...
Japanese Businessman


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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Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alle tiders chance  »

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$11,359,129 (USA)

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Did You Know?


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 »


Eddie Farrell: As Pericles said to the Athenians, "Where do I drain the lizard?".
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References The Sting (1973) See more »


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Fun, "Good Feeling" Movie
3 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm the first to be skeptical of any movie like this. In fact, most movies I watch these days involves at least one visit to IMDb.COM first. But some movies, no matter how accurately they may be reviewed for technical merits just can't review the sentimental or personal value they may have to you. This is one of them. Oh, trust me - I've watched my share of movies like this that have left me more than high and dry - but this one is different (at least for me). I've always felt Dana Carvey was a special comedian and has never reached his full potential as an actor. However poor the writing, or perhaps his acting, the movie is engaging enough to keep this harden skeptic enthralled for greater than 90mins. That's saying a lot.

This movie will surely not go down in history as a one of the 'greats' of comedy - but is well worth an evening if you're just looking for something funny, heart-touching and romantic.

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