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PG | | Comedy | 6 January 1995 (USA)
In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.

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Storyline

Kevin Franklin is a con man whose mouth is bigger than him, but it doesn't help him much when he's in with the mob for $50,000. Trying to avoid a gambling addict boss, and his two stupid henchmen, Kevin poses as a childhood friend to Gary Young, a workaholic father whose own life is in turmoil in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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They were just your average, uptight suburban family until Kevin Franklin stepped into the picture. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, double entendre humor and some comic violence | See all certifications »
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6 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Convidado à Força  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,325,256 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Candy first choice to play Kevin Franklin, but he died before filming began. See more »

Goofs

Kevin tucks a carton of eggs under his arm, then goes to the fridge and gets a soda - then in the next shot, the carton of eggs has vanished from under his arm. See more »

Quotes

[after stumbling on Jason's skateboard]
Gary Young: Jason, how many times have I told you to pick that damn thing up? A lot, I think. Probably several, maybe.
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Crazy Credits

Sinbad and Phil Hartman sing several food-themed parodies over the credits with music and a chorus in the background. Phil Hartman uses the name "Sinbad" during these songs instead of either of the character's names from the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in God Said, 'Ha!' (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Brick House
Written by Thomas McClary, Milan Williams, Walter Orange, Lionel Richie,
Ronald La Pread (as Ronald Lapread), William King
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Super Movie!
15 July 2000 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

What a great movie this is. Humorous, well acted, dramatic, and well written.

A Pittsburgh get rich-quick man, Kevin Franklin (Sinbad) is in big trouble! He borrowed money from the bad guys, and now they want it back, or Franklin is history! In attempt to skip town at the airport, Franklin runs into Gary Young (poor old Phil Hartman) who is waiting for his old friend Derek Bond who he hasn't seen in 25 years. Franklin becomes Bond, and lives with Gary for a few days. What an adventure he has, not knowing who Derek Bond is, and trying to be him! A lot of excitement and humor happens now! Kevin learns a lot, but also teaches Gary's family things they needed to help them from falling apart. Kevin really improves the Youngs, and they improve him. Now if only the bad guys weren't still after Franklin. Can Kevin get the Youngs to help him with the bad guys, and will they all make it?!

If you like Sinbad and poor old Phil Hartman, check this movie out. It's also great for you if you like adventures and comedies. On a scale of 1-10, I give this movie a nine (9), and a letter grade of A! Check it out for yourself. You'll have a ball, and you might even learn some important stuff!


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