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Houseguest (1995)

 -  Comedy  -  6 January 1995 (USA)
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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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Trivia

Best Short - Newburyport Documentary Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin Franklin and Jason Young are playing basketball with the group of kids, the ball switches hands repeatedly between Kevin and the boy when the camera angle changes four or five times. 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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Connections

Features Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Kill Your Parents
Lyrics by Randall Miller, Jody Savin
Music by John Debney
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A funny, good movie!
19 September 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie surprisingly works and is very funny and enjoyable and it's also, what I think to be the litmus test of a good movie, always good for repeated viewing without losing its charm. I pass by the film on cable and find myself watching it again and still laughing. I know this seems hard to believe especially since the story is ridiculous and the script is pretty banal. I've come to the conclusion that it's the genuine talent of Sinbad, an exceedingly funny man who unfortunately seems to have disappeared from show business as of late. Phil Hartman adds a great deal to the film with his always impeccable delivery but I can't help but think of his horrible tragedy and kind of fall out of the movie's whimsy at times.

I always liked this movie. It manages to rise above most Hollywood comedies that are inevitably annoying and dispensable. This movie is fun and has great acting which makes up for the fact that it is, by nature, just a screwball comedy. It's a total guilty pleasure but I say go for it.


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