Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ... See full summary »
A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.
Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
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 »
[Walter sees the new stairs that had been built]
Stairs! Ha! A Staircase! We have stairs!
[Dances happily on them]
Oh hello Mr. Stairs I've missed you.
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The Only Thing in This Movie That Falls Apart is the Movie Itself.
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.
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