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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 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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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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From opulence... to rags... to love. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

The name of Joanna'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 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 Annie is making the kids sandwiches for school, she drops the knife that she is using. In the next shot there is a knife right in front of her on the table. See more »

Quotes

Travis Proffitt: [watching Charlie put superglue on the bottom of the plates] Are you sure this is gonna work?
Charlie: My ideas always work. I'm gifted!
Travis Proffitt: [laughing at the memory] I loved it when you glued Joey to the toilet seat.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

SHOT DOWN IN HOT BLOOD
Performed by The Wright Brothers
Courtesy of Cross Key Publishin Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/ Tree Int'l. Co., Inc. (BMI)/O'Lyric Music (BMI)
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A guilty pleasure.
4 August 2005 | by MinorityReporterSee 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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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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