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Overboard (1987)

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A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats 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.

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writer:

Leslie Dixon
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Cast

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

Dr 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 Joannard 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She was born to spend. He was born to offend. There's only one way they could fall in love... by accident. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mike Hagerty's character Billy Pratt says about himself "I'm one bad Billy Pratt". That was Boris Karloff's real name, and he was known for playing evil characters and later being bad in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Annie walks into the classroom after the teacher calls her, the straps on Annie's purse keep changing from "on her shoulder" to "in her hands". See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: I can't talk to you with you pulled away from me. Will you please get your head out of there and look at me?
Annie: No.
Dean Proffitt: Why?
Annie: [turns over, covered in Calamie lotion] Because I'm so ugly, I got poison oak too.
[cries]
Dean Proffitt: Nobody cares what you look like, normally you look really pretty, you just don't now.
Annie: [continue sobbing] I dont even have a wedding ring.
Dean Proffitt: What?
Annie: I lost my wedding ring in the sea.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, you can hear three horn blasts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Home Movies (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Jim Dandy To The Rescue
(uncredited)
Written by Lincoln Chase
Performed by The Wright Brothers
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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First-rate comedy
3 March 2003 | by grahamsj3See all my reviews

This is a comedy that doesn't suffer from time or repeated viewings. It has all the trappings of a true classic. The cast, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Hermann and Roddy McDowall all put in good performances. The 4 child actors all do very well, too. The story is a funny one and it keeps me laughing. All in all, a very funny movie. I own it and will throw it in the DVD player every once in a while.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yli laidan See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,880,006, 20 December 1987

Gross USA:

$26,713,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,713,187
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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