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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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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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30 March 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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: Louis, what the hell do you think you're doing?
Lou Pesquino: Autographing Pinkie's car
Eddie Farrell: That's not very nice. Lets do something nice for the guy. Lets give Pinkie a convertable
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Features Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) See more »

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Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Performed by Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Written by Johnny Clegg
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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a great comedy!
10 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

opportunity knocks is very funny. the first time i saw this movie back in 1990 or maybe early 1991 i didn't really like it that much. but then i saw it again in 1997 or early 1998. i loved it. i guess i couldn't understand this movie when i first saw it.i was only 8 or 9 when i first saw it.but now i understand it very well.all the jokes i get.it's carvey's best movie! it's very funny.it has a great plot to it.just all around great.i give this movie ***1/2 out of ****


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