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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$11,359,129
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "IRS Building" demolished near the end of the movie is actually the Baker Hotel in Dallas, Texas which was demolished in the early 1980s to make room for the building that is now known as Whitacre Tower. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in June. Annie says she needs to give kids a bunch of flu shots but that is not the time of year to give a flu shot. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Farrell: We all know that your major life decisions aren't made in the boardroom, they're made in the bathroom.
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Connections

Features Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Performed by Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Written by Johnny Clegg
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Don't miss the opportunity to see this movie!
13 April 2005 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Eddie (Dana Carvey) is a small time conman in Chicago. He and his partner get in a little over their heads, however, when they take/borrow a car that belongs to the top dog crook in the city. On the lam, Eddie gives himself a new identity when he poses as an ace businessman for a firm that markets hand blow dryers. In his pretend role, he meets Annie (Julia Campbell), the daughter of the firm's president. Is it love or is he just after her family's money? Will Eddie be found out? Dana Carvey makes this movie something special. His performance is highly amusing, of course, but he also displays a talent for the dramatic elements of the film. The rest of the cast prove themselves to be quite capable of supporting Carvey's hijinks and Campbell makes a beautiful love interest. The Chicago scenery and the lovely costumes add nicely to the movie's enjoyment, too. For the many romcom fans across the globe, this one should be added to a must-see list. Those who appreciate the laudable talents of Carvey will not want to bypass this one, either.


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