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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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Genres:

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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Goofs

When Goldie Hawn's character Annie is fixing to jump into the water after Dean, Andrew pulls her back and places a life jacket over her head. When she jumps into the water, the top strap is visibly untied. However, after she lands in the water and all scenes after that, the top strap is nicely tied. See more »

Quotes

Andrew: [Andrew hands Joanna her earrings after they've drank tequila shots below decks with the crew] You best not lose these again, madam.
Joanna: [perplexed] Again?
Andrew: You will forgive me, madam.
[clearly mocking her]
Andrew: "Andrew! I seem to have lost my ruby earrings somewhere between 64th and 68th street, find them."
Joanna: [geniunely contrite] I've behaved so badly. I don't know how you put up with me for so long.
[Andrew raises his eyebrows]
Joanna: You've done so many wonderful things for me and I've never even once said thank ...
[...]
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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

SEMPER PARATUS
Performed by The U.S. Coast Guard Band
Conducted by LCDR Lewis J. Buckley
Written by Francis S. Van Boskerck (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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