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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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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:

Houseguest  »

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Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Best Short - Newburyport Documentary Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin and Steve are standing on the railroad tracks, the train is shown approaching much faster that reality. Numerous times the train is seen approaching in the distance, then is further back, then is closer again. See more »

Quotes

Joey Gasperini: WHERE'S THE DOUGH?
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Connections

Features Boomerang (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Kill Your Parents
Lyrics by Randall Miller, Jody Savin
Music by John Debney
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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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