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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.

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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
Jeffrey Wiseman Jeffrey Wiseman ... Joey
Brian Price Brian Price ... Travis
Jamie Wild Jamie Wild ... Greg
Frank Campanella 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

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,713,187
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Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of Joanna (Goldie Hawn)'s luxury yacht in the movie was the "S.S. Immaculata". The boat was portrayed by the vessel "Attessa", and was also used for the film Indecent Proposal (1993). DVD sleeve notes have said "the 130th Stayton yacht, bedecked in crystal chandeliers and velvet cheetah upholstery, was docked in Fort Bragg's Noyo Harbor". The vessel had a Kong & Halvorsen hull from 1984, was called "Yecats" at the time Overboard (1987) was filmed, was renamed "Huntress" at some point, had a small helipad on the aft deck, and was later lengthened to 142 feet. The Kong & Halvorsen '130' 'Yecats' yacht was later destroyed in a fire, but the crew and passengers all survived. See more »

Goofs

When the boys put superglue on the plates, one of them is not hanging out over the counter top edge at all, meaning it would have been super-glued to the counter. See more »

Quotes

Annie: You're not leaving me here alone tonight, the kids are sick.
Dean Proffitt: Yeah and they've got Calamie lotion all over them. What do you want me to do?
Annie: I want you to take on some of your grownup responsibility.
Dean Proffitt: I earn the money, that's my grownup responsibility.
Annie: Are you aware that Joey can't read? And Travis only reads smut magazines? I can never get him out of the bathroom.
Dean Proffitt: Honey he's 13 years old! I'll build you another bathroom.
Annie: They don't need another bathroom, they need guidance from you.
Dean Proffitt: Hey hey hey, ...
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Tosh.0: Annie Don't Fall (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

TEQUILA
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Tree Int'l. Co., Inc. (BMI)
Written by Chuck Río (uncredited)
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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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