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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 ... 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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Comedy

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

The character of Dickie Diamond is based on comedian Andrew Dice Clay. See more »

Quotes

General Noriega: ...you left over worthless kangaroo vomit!
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Hello Darling
Written by Anthony Henry (uncredited)
Performed by Tippa Irie
Produced by Cracknell/P. Donegan
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Wow! This was really bad!
13 October 2003 | by adidasraverSee all my reviews

I will start this off by saying I couldn't get all the way through it. I picked it up on a rainy day from WalMart like the rest of the reviewers on this site. I figured there wasn't any way I would regret my purchase. Was I wrong or what? Seriously now, who approved this project? They need to be forced to watch this movie over and over until the end of eternity. That's the only fitting punishment I can think of for releasing something this bad. The shooting reminds me of the movies I used to make for class projects on a big old VHS cam. The acting isnt much better. I think the only difference is that there are a few cool cameos. Yay, who cares... Shecky Moskowitz is unfunny, and the ships comedian is an even bigger loser. That's about as much of the plot as I understood.

Overall it's the worst movie I've ever seen. I own it on DVD and have given it to many co-workers to watch. Each comes back and laughs and says "Wow I didnt think I'd ever say I shut off an Adam Sandler movie 15 minutes in...."

My response is always "Well now you can"


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