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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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Japanese Businessman
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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
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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

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 »

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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 makes another great film
1 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

I just saw the film "Opportunity Knocks" for the first time last night. I've seen it twice since then. This film just proves how talented Dana Carvey is. He provided laughs and fun throughout the movie.

Being a fan of "Saturday Night Live" since the first time I saw it, Dana Carvey has been the funniest (in my opinion) ever to star on the show. During the movie, Mr. Carvey portrays his oh-so-famous impersonation of George Bush (no one could do it better).

I think "Opportunity Knocks" is a great film and you can't watch it without smiling at the things Mr. Carvey does. So, for a fun time and lotsa laughs, you should go see it.


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