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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Talia Seider ...
Larry the Tattoo Artist
Dr. Derek Bond
Kevin Jordan ...
Steve 'ST-3'
Patricia Fraser ...
Nancy Pike
Happy Marcelli


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, double entendre humor and some comic violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

6 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Convidado à Força  »

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Box Office


$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In 1995, both this film and Bye Bye Love (1995) featured extensive McDonald's product placement, but neither film was accompanied by a promotional tie-in with the fast-food restaurant. See more »


When Derek is with the family at the wine tasting, the audio says "me, xylophone extraordinaire" when watching his lips he clearly is mouthing something else. See more »


Mr. Pike: Slap me five there, brother!
Kevin Franklin: How about I just slap you?
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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 »


References Shaft (1971) See more »


Heroic Sentiment
Composed by Gerhard Trede
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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A funny, good movie!
19 September 2002 | by 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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