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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

Dean Profit's old Dodge pickup was later used as the pickup that tailgated Chevy Chase and his family in the opening scenes of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989). Goldie Hawn had also co-starred with Chevy Chase in Foul Play (1978). See more »

Goofs

Joanna grew up in New York City and is extremely sheltered, as evidenced by the fact that she has no idea how to do household chores or even make sandwiches, so it seems unlikely that she would have spent much time outdoors. However, she's instantly able to identify poison oak on the kids' faces, despite the fact that their own school principal had missed it earlier. See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: [home from work] Hey guys, what's going on?
Greg Proffitt: [stops playing piano] I got the part of Tiny Tim in the school play!
Charlie Proffitt: [looks up from homework] I got an A in English!
Travis Proffitt: [looks up from homework] I'm flunking math.
Dean Proffitt: Yeah well we'll work on the math after dinner.
Annie: [teaching Joey to read with comic books] You're just in time, Dr. Death's on the rampage.
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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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Soundtracks

SOMETHING SPECIAL
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Produced by James Newton Howard
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funnier than most
25 August 2002 | by mm-39See all my reviews

I like this film, and it has many memorable moments. The hose scene, and Russel's antics. This is a great movie, Russel does comedy perfectly. He can play the all American, guy next store better than anyone else. This movie is a tribute to his acting ability. I can watch this one over and over. 8/10


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