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Overboard (1987)

A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joanna / Annie
... Dean Proffitt
... Grant Stayton III
... Edith Mintz
... Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
... Andrew
... Charlie
Jeffrey Wiseman ... Joey
Brian Price ... Travis
Jamie Wild ... Greg
Frank Campanella ... Captain Karl
Harvey Miller ... Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
... Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
Carol Williard ... Elk Cove: Rose Budd
Doris Hess ... Elk Cove: Adele Burbridge
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Storyline

Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Romance

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Yli laidan  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,880,006, 20 December 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,713,187
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1.85 : 1
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Edward Herrmann and Roddy McDowall were in three vampire movies. Hermann was in The Lost Boys (1987). McDowall was in Fright Night (1985), and Fright Night Part 2 (1988). See more »

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Early in the movie, Grant is shown shooting suction cup arrows at circular targets. In a close-up, the suction cup arrow being set in the bow is shown to have a small suction cup. In the next pull back view, the same arrow now has a suction cup that is very large. See more »

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Dean Proffitt: [Arriving home from his disastrous experience working for the Staytons, he finds Burbridge running out of his house. She is covered with toilet paper and being chased by his dogs] ... You look the morning after Halloween. Probably had a day like I did, what happened to you?
Adele Burbridge: Monday is their first day of school and I came here to WELCOME your family! And WHAT do I get in return? I get TOILET-PAPERED by your children! They were about to douse the toilet paper in GASOLINE and strike - !
Dean Proffitt: Wait. Stop. ...
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Featured in Banánové rybicky: Jak prezít manzelství (1999) See more »

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I LOVE YOU MADLY
Written and Performed by Harvey Miller
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A guilty pleasure.
4 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Being a guy must make the fact that I like this film so much a guilty pleasure because it really is a chick-flick with capital C. I usually do not like to rate romantic comedies very high unless they have a different story and Overboard certainly has a different and (I think) original story. If you can get past the fact that the male lead is deceiving a woman with amnesia then you're going to love this movie. The acting is very, very good. I don't usually like Kurt Russel but I think he is near perfect in this role. Goldie Hawn is excellent and I must say that she was quite good looking in her younger days. I never really laughed out loud during the movie but I sat through the whole movie with and involuntary smile on my face because of the cute dialog and the slow change in the characters. The other cast members are also quite good. I found Edward Herrmannto be the most interesting character in the movie but he wasn't used enough. The emotions portrayed by the characters seem genuine which is a nice change from many other romantic comedies *cough* Pretty Woman *cough* and the on-screen chemistry between Russel and Hawn was undeniable.

All in all a very recommendable and highly enjoyable movie.

8/10


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