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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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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 »

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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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Trivia

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 Falcon's Crest and later Reservoir Dogs (1992), Quentin Tarantino's first film. See more »

Quotes

General Noriega: ...you left over worthless kangaroo vomit!
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Going Overboard (2012) See more »

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Nowhere to Run
Performed by Erika Nann
Produced and Arranged by Erich Bulling
Co-Producer Steve Owens
Mixed by Al Phillips
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Yes it really IS that bad!
14 April 2003 | by loz-1See 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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