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Going Overboard (1989)

R | | Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

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Valerie Breiman

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Valerie Breiman, Adam Sandler (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Young ... General Noriega
Adam Sandler ... Schecky Moskowitz
Scott LaRose ... Dickie Diamond
Lisa Collins Lisa Collins ... Ellen (as Liza Collins Zane)
Tom Hodges ... Bob / Schecky's Mother
Adam Rifkin ... Croaker / Miss Spain
Peter Berg ... Mort Ginsberg (as Pete Berg)
Valerie Breiman ... Bambi
Joe Gieb ... Referee
Ricky Paull Goldin ... Terrorist Without Shirt
Warren Selko Warren Selko ... Terrorist with Mustache
Steven Brill ... Priest
Billy Zane ... King Neptune
Terry Moore ... Mistress
Kim Ferrill Kim Ferrill ... Miss Ohio
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Storyline

Shecky Moskowitz, a deservedly struggling young comedian, lands a menial job on a cruise ship as the Miss-Universe contest is being held on-board. The Big Man On Deck for this voyage is Dickie Diamond, the ship's comedian and all-around ladies' man. As an assorted array of thugs, Panamanian mercenaries and terrorists try to storm the ship, Shecky hopes for one big chance to prove himself and enter the exciting world of cruise ship comedy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The world's most horrible boating disaster... and it's still afloat! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unsinkable Shecky Moskowitz See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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The film's brief theatrical release (under its original title of "The Unsinkable Shecky Moskowitz") was two weekend morning screenings on December 9th and 10th, 1989, at Los Angeles' Nurato Theater. It was subsequently re-released in the mid 1990s under a new title to cash-in on Sandler's success. See more »

Quotes

Schecky Moskowitz: Sir, hi! What's your name?
Dave: Dave.
Schecky Moskowitz: Hey, Dave! What do you do for a living?
Dave: Well, I'm a construction worker.
Schecky Moskowitz: A construction worker? Alright, what do you construct?
Dave: I construct buildings. What the fuck else would I construct?
Schecky Moskowitz: Okaaaay... so, Dave, do you think constructing is an easy job, or is it a hard job?
Dave: Listen, butthole, why don't you quit trying to be funny? Because all it's doing is pissing me off.
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Hello Darling
Written by Anthony Henry (uncredited)
Performed by Tippa Irie
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Worst. Movie. Ever.
8 March 2006 | by jeradenSee all my reviews

I saw this movie about 5 years ago, and the memory of it still haunts me to this day. I was fully aware at how awful it was supposed to be going into it, so I have only myself to blame. But like most, I didn't believe all the negativity. Being a Sandler fan, it just seemed inconceivable one of his movies could really be that bad. I figured it was just Sandler haters. I couldn't have been more wrong.

What we have here is a comedy that does not contain even 1 second of anything funny. That is actually quite an accomplish. You'd think in a 90 minute comedy, they might have accidentally stumbled upon something even remotely amusing. But no, it's just horrible. It's not "so bad it's good", its just bad. You cannot laugh at how bad it is, you can only cry. You wait patiently for a joke that will at least make you chuckle, but they never come.

Have you seen the movie The Ring? Where the people watch a video tape and die 7 days later? If this movie was on the video tape, people would die instantly, by their own hand, and there would be smile on their face as they realize their agony has ended, and that would be the first smile since they pressed play.

You might be inclined to watch it just to see how bad it is, unable to curb your curiosity. Don't. Please don't. Trust me, I'm doing you a favor. There are 2 types of people in the world, those that think Going Overboard is the worst movie ever made, and those that have not yet seen it.


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