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Overboard (1987)

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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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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

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

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

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's own young kids were always with them while making the film. Their youngest, Wyatt, took his first steps on the set. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

Annie: Oh, a washing machine! But Dean its so expensive.
Dean Proffitt: No, shit!
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At the very end of the credits, you can hear three horn blasts. See more »

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Referenced in The Newsroom: Amen (2012) See more »

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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Go Kurt!!!
19 November 1998 | by Michelle-15See all my reviews

This was a great film. I enjoyed it thouroughly! The casting couldn't have been better and it was hilarious! The kids were great and made me laugh! Kurt did another excellent job. All those who are fanatics for edge of your seat thrillers, don't even comment on this movie, go see Soldier or something, maybe you'll like that better. "Typical 80's trash" WHATEVER!!! Just enjoy the story, I loved it. Kurt you are such a cutie and you and Goldy belong with each other, (but I'm sure you already know that!) 10/10!!!


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