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Opportunity Knocks (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 March 1990 (USA)
Two con men hide out in a house while the owner is away; one of them assumes the identity of the absent house sitter when the owner's relatives come to visit, only for further complications to set in.

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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
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Mona
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Connie
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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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Eddie Farrell is a con man. He's out of luck, out of time and out of money. But he'll be ready when... [OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS] See more »

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30 March 1990 (USA)  »

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$11,359,129 (USA)
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The "gas" furnace in the beginning of the movie is obviously an oil burning furnace from the type of piping and regulator shown See more »

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The movie takes place in June. Annie says she needs to give kids a bunch of flu shots but that is not the time of year to give a flu shot. See more »

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Lou Pesquino: Hey, hey I was just browsin'
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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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Sha-tow Lafite!
12 April 2003 | by (Huntington Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

If you like Dana Carvey, you'll dig this movie. If you don't, well, then it's pretty lame. But as a vehicle for Mr. Carvey, this story of a con-man weasling his way into an affluent family in order to fleece them, only to fall in love with their daughter, it's even better than it needed to be. The lines and scenes are all pretty good, if not somewhat non-offensive and restrained. The county club lunch with the old couple is classic and Carvey is about as charming as he gets. The wine ordering scene and the expression on his face when he finally takes a sip of the Chateau Lafite is practically worth the price of admission alone. "Hey Milt, think he's gonna come by and burp me after lunch?" Robert Loggia is also excellent as the successful but down-to-Earth CEO who is charmed by Dana's rough edges. Corny, predictable, and yet a totally worthwhile way to spend two hours with one of SNL's favorite sons.


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