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Opportunity Knocks (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 March 1990 (USA)
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Two con men hide out in a house while the owner is away; one of them assumes the identity of the absent house sitter when the owner's relatives come to visit, only for further complications to set in.

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Donald Petrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Carvey ... Eddie
Robert Loggia ... Milt
Todd Graff ... Lou
Julia Campbell ... Annie
Milo O'Shea ... Max
James Tolkan ... Sal
Doris Belack ... Mona
Sally Gracie Sally Gracie ... Connie
Mike Bacarella ... Pinkie
John M. Watson Sr. John M. Watson Sr. ... Harold Monroe
Beatrice Fredman Beatrice Fredman ... Bubbie
Thomas McElroy Thomas McElroy ... Men's Room Attendant
Jack McLaughlin-Gray ... Wine Steward
Gene Honda Gene Honda ... Japanese Businessman
Del Close ... Williamson
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Storyline

Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter supposed to watch the house for the absent owner won't be able to watch the house due to a new job in another part of the country. This provides for a pretty nifty arrangement for Eddie and Lou...until the relatives of the house owner drop by to visit. Eddie quickly adopts the guise of the person supposedly housesitting for the owner, and the shenanigans start from there. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Taglines:

In the world of cons....Eddie's a pro. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle tiders chance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,512,625, 1 April 1990

Gross USA:

$11,359,129

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,359,129
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was released in March 1990 during Dana Carvey's third season on Saturday Night Live (1989 - 90) and would later make Wayne's World with SNL co-star Mike Myers after his fourth season of being on the show (1990-91) which would be released in the Spring of 1992 (1991 -92) in what would be Carvey's final season on the show (1992 - 93) . See more »

Goofs

Milt pushes the button on the hot air blower in his office to open a panel revealing his wall safe, but there is no latch on the back of the panel for the button to release. See more »

Quotes

Lou Pesquino: Hey, hey I was just browsin'
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Features Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Work
Performed by BoDeans
Written by Kurt Neumann and Sammy Llanas (as Sam Llanas)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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30 October 2003 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Typical dud has con-man Dana Carvey literally falling into the lap of luxury when he is mistaken as a house-sitter in a high-class Chicago neighborhood. Of course he and best friend Todd Graff are hiding out from Mafia syndicates, but what happens when Carvey cannot leave new love interest Julia Campbell or her kind parents (Doris Belack and Robert Loggia)? The mistaken identity sub-genre and bad guy wanting to go straight routine had been seen seemingly hundreds of times before this and there is really nothing new to endear this one. Carvey, one of those hams that is still fun to watch, does what he can with the weak material. The movie ends up being little more than a stinker. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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