HouseSitter (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  12 June 1992 (USA)
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Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edna Davis
George Davis
Richard B. Shull ...
Laurel Cronin ...
Roy Cooper ...
Winston Moseby
Christopher Durang ...
Reverend Lipton
Travis Keller
Vasek Simek ...
Moseby's Secretary
Mary Klug ...


Davis builds his dream house and presents it to Becky with a proposal of marriage. She turns him down. He leaves the house, still with a ribbon running around it and returns to the city, terribly smitten with Becky. He meets Gwen who has an interesting relationship with the truth. He spends the night with her, but leaves while she is sleeping. She takes his description of the house, searches it out, and moves in. The residents of Davis' home town become curious and she invents a marriage, a courtship, and and an entire history. Davis' parents meet Gwen and are immediately taken with her. By the time Davis finds out what has happened, 2 things have happened, the whole town thinks he's married, and Becky tells him that Gwen has made her see him in a whole new light. Gwen and Davis agree that she can pretend to be his wife and get free rent while Davis works on Becky until they can announce a divorce. The trouble is that no one in the town wants them to separate and keep trying to help ... Written by John Vogel <>

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She's turning his house into a home...hers! See more »


Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 June 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como Agarrar um Marido  »

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$58,500,635 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steve Martin also plays an architect is the movie It's Complicated. See more »


At the bar Newton adds lines to the drawing on the napkin. When Gwen looks at it the next morning they are gone. See more »


Gwen: I really didn't intend for it to get this elaborate, it's just that everyone around here keeps treating me like I'm somebody... except you.
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One of my all time favorites!
16 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I wish I could erase it from my memory so I can watch it all over again for the first time.

I thought the movie was brilliant and hilarious.

Goldie is adorable. Steve is adorable. If only there was a sequel to this wonderful comedy.

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