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The Money Pit (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 26 March 1986 (USA)
A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Walter Fielding
... Anna Crowley
... Max Beissart
... Estelle
... Art Shirk
... Curly
... Jack Schnittman
... Shatov
Carmine Caridi ... Brad Shirk
... Ethan
Billy Lombardo ... Benny
... Marika
... Carlos (as John van Dreelen)
Douglass Watson ... Walter Fielding, Sr.
Lucille Dobrin ... Macumba Lady
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Storyline

Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new house- but there's not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch. The second they move into the house it falls apart, starting with the stairway collapsing to the bathtub falling through the floor to eventually the chimney falling into the house! Finally, they have to renovate the house before the frame collapses but the renovations also prove to be a disaster. Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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For everyone who's ever been deeply in Love or deeply in debt.

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26 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Geschenkt ist noch zu teuer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,344,555, 30 March 1986

Gross USA:

$37,499,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Mantenga (Art Shirk) was once on the television show Bosom Buddies (1981), which starred Tom Hanks. Joe's character was "the Sheik". They have not worked together since this movie. See more »

Goofs

After the characters have hauled two two-gallon buckets of water up the ladder and dumped them into the bathtub, Walter goes back downstairs and, after the kitchen fire, brings up the third recently heated on the stove. That is also dumped into the tub, causing the tub to crash through the floor and land below. As the camera angle picks up the tub falling through the floor and the ensuing crash and breakage, there is no water spray from the broken tub. See more »

Quotes

[Walter sees the new stairs that had been built]
Walter: Stairs! Ha! A Staircase! We have stairs!
[Dances happily on them]
Walter: Oh hello Mr. Stairs I've missed you.
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I Am a Pizza (The Pizza Man)
Written by Peter Alsop
Performed by Peter Alsop
Courtesy of Flying Fish Records, Inc.
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The Only Thing in This Movie That Falls Apart is the Movie Itself.
8 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Tom Hanks and Shelley Long star in this disappointing comedy as a couple who discover the home of their dreams, then get more than they bargained for when almost everything they touch gets destroyed. Unpleasant excuse for a comedy that tries to impress its audience with cheap screwball jokes, but the jokes here aren't funny. I'm just glad that this movie was made before Hanks became famous, because it's a ridiculous vehicle for him and also one of Steven Spielberg's most forgettable yawners.

1 out of 5


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