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Overboard (1987)

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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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

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,880,006, 20 December 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,713,187
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The Coast Guard spotter is played by Garry Marshall's son, Scott. See more »

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When Annie and Dean are being helped into the Zodiac, the camera bounces due to a wave, and a causeway is visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

Billy Pratt: Back in the day he was known as Mean Dean Proffitt and me I was Bad Billy Pratt
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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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Cute Movie
4 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Each time this movie appears on cable television I cannot help but watch it. I've probably seen it about 5 times by now. It is not the best movie I've seen, but something about it is magnetic. Yes, the plot is as predictable as can be, but it is a good story. The central characters are likeable as well as some of the supporting players (especially Roddy McDowall as Goldie's long-suffering servant). It's a good movie if you're looking for a few laughs and to feel happy, because that is what Overboard generates.


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