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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.

Director:

Donald Petrie
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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 »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Dana Carvey's first starring role in a movie. 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: You can't even burry an eight ball, pinkie
Pinkie Morino: Put your money where your mouth is, Chooch
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Connections

Features Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

The Race
Performed by Yello
Composed and Arranged by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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Dana Carvey makes another great film
1 January 1999 | by MovieChiSee all my reviews

I just saw the film "Opportunity Knocks" for the first time last night. I've seen it twice since then. This film just proves how talented Dana Carvey is. He provided laughs and fun throughout the movie.

Being a fan of "Saturday Night Live" since the first time I saw it, Dana Carvey has been the funniest (in my opinion) ever to star on the show. During the movie, Mr. Carvey portrays his oh-so-famous impersonation of George Bush (no one could do it better).

I think "Opportunity Knocks" is a great film and you can't watch it without smiling at the things Mr. Carvey does. So, for a fun time and lotsa laughs, you should go see it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) 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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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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