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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

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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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

Jeffrey Wiseman (Joe) was so rowdy on set that Garry Marshall would often shout, "Jeffrey, stop it!" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Coast Guard Spotter Lucas: It's a helluva day at sea, Sir!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Monk: Mr. Monk Bumps His Head (2006) See more »

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Legs
(uncredited)
Written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard
Performed by The Wright Brothers
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Fabulous!
16 May 2003 | by GypsybelleSee all my reviews

This is an A++++++++ movie! I loved this one. I was very unhappy when I read that 'Overboard' received bad reviews by the definitely brain dead 'critics'. I was working in a video rental store when this came out on video. It was a MAJOR rental that was extremely popular with our patrons. This was an excellent family oriented vehicle. Kurt, Goldie and Roddy were absolutely fantastic! The film critics of today are in very bad form. I think they are being 'paid off' by jealous competitors! Overboard is a 'feel good' film that can excite the viewer! Wonderful! I would have liked a sequel of sorts to this one! Kudos to the actors, writers, directors and producers of this fabulous film! So sorry that you got panned by the petty media! What counts is the VIEWER! If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it! In addition to classic film lover's, Frank Capra would have loved this one!


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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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