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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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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 <>

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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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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: You can't even burry an eight ball, pinkie
Pinkie Morino: Put your money where your mouth is, Chooch
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References The Sting (1973) See more »


Yé Ké Yé Ké
Performed by Mory Kanté (as Mory Kante)
Composed and Arranged by Mory Kanté (as Mory Kante)
Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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Dana Carvey one of the last greats
10 November 2003 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Dana Carvey is one of the last great actors who came from Saturday Night Live. There are now only about 2 or 3 that are worth seeing their movies. This is classic of Carvey. It kept me laughing all the way through even though they tried to make it a sappy romance at one point. The cons were funny and so was his character. If you like seeing Carvey then this film is for you. If you don't I would suggest watching something different or some old SNL to see what he is like. Good movie all around I believe though.

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