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Houseguest (1995)

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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$10,500,000 (estimated)

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$26,325,256 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Candy was apparently considered to be the top choice to play the character Kevin Franklin but died before filming began. See more »

Goofs

Kevin knocks out a patient at the dentist, causing the cotton on the patient's mouth to fall out. But when Kevin puts the mask on the patient, the cotton has reappeared. See more »

Quotes

Pauly Gasperini: [hangs up phone] Happy's not happy.
Joey Gasperini: Who is he, then?
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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 »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Back Off Santa
Based upon "Up on the Housetop"
Lyrics by Randall Miller, Jody Savin
Arranged by Frank Bennett
Performed by Louis Price
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Houseguest - Sinbad - Phil Hartman
10 March 2015 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this in the theatre I was 16 years old and actually liked the movie a lot against a lot of public ratings that were low for this one. I thought Sinbad and Phil worked well together to deliver funny punchlines and anything these guys on to ME is GREATNESS. the plot sucked as most comedies plots suck which I rate as 10 star effort. Serious Comedies do not deserve plots so fine work there. The cast was acting pretty cliché and everyone on the movie was cool and fun during the delivery of the film. Whoever gave this low scores is someone who does NOT like the genre much and does not like goofy or corny stuff. I do so this 1 gets a 10 all day. 1 of the top 100 Comedies all time to me with The 3 Amigos in my top 10.


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