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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... General Noriega
... Schecky Moskowitz
... Dickie Diamond
Lisa Collins ... Ellen (as Liza Collins Zane)
Tom Hodges ... Bob / Schecky's Mother
... Croaker / Miss Spain
... Mort Ginsberg (as Pete Berg)
... Bambi
... Referee
... Terrorist Without Shirt
Warren Selko ... Terrorist with Mustache
... Priest
... King Neptune
... Mistress
Kim Ferrill ... Miss Ohio
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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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In the world of comedy, it's sink or swim. See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Movie executive Bryan Haworth of Miramax lobbied for the Weinstein Group and Harvey Weinstein to pick up distribution costs for the film. Unfortunately at the time Weinstein was already committed to other projects including Falcons Crest and later Reservoir Dogs. Quentin Tarrantinos first film. See more »

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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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Girlie, Girlie
Written by Sangie Davis (uncredited)
Performed by Sophia George
Produced by Sangie Davis
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Yes it really IS that bad!
14 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Having decided some time ago to collect the films of Billy Bob Thornton (on the strength of class movies like "Sling Blade", "A Simple Plan" and "The Man Who Wasn't There" amongst others), it was inevitable that there would be the odd turkey in there. What I didn't realise however, was that there could be one THIS bad. I'll give you an idea how incredibly poor this film is - the funniest dialogue in it goes like this: "Knock Knock", "Who's there?", "The big stinking man", "The big stinking man who?", "The big stinking man - is YOU!". Yes folks, it really is that bad. Billy Bob is only in it for about two minutes (I guess he needed the work at that time in his career), and the rest of the movie is painful. For some reason though, although it's undeniably awful, I don't hate it. That's probably because I save my ire for any high budget, special effects laden junk like "The Fast and the Furious" and not a "no-budget" flick like this one. 2/10 at a push.


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