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HouseSitter (1992)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 12 June 1992 (USA)
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Con artist Gwen moves into Newton's empty house without his knowledge, and begins setting up house posing as his new wife.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Davis
... Gwen
... Becky
... Edna Davis
... George Davis
... Marty
... Ralph
... Mary
Roy Cooper ... Moseby
Christopher Durang ... Reverend Lipton
... Travis
... Patty
Vasek Simek ... Karol
... Moseby's Secretary
Mary Klug ... Lorraine
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Davis builds his dream house and presents it to Becky with a proposal of marriage. She turns him down. He leaves the house, still with a ribbon running around it and returns to the city, terribly smitten with Becky. He meets Gwen who has an interesting relationship with the truth. He spends the night with her, but leaves while she is sleeping. She takes his description of the house, searches it out, and moves in. The residents of Davis' home town become curious and she invents a marriage, a courtship, and and an entire history. Davis' parents meet Gwen and are immediately taken with her. By the time Davis finds out what has happened, 2 things have happened, the whole town thinks he's married, and Becky tells him that Gwen has made her see him in a whole new light. Gwen and Davis agree that she can pretend to be his wife and get free rent while Davis works on Becky until they can announce a divorce. The trouble is that no one in the town wants them to separate and keep trying to help ... Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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She's turning his house into a home...hers! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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12 June 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como Agarrar um Marido  »

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$58,500,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,900,635
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Trivia

The song that Goldie Hawn is dancing to is "Scarification Chant and Katutoku Corinne", featured in "The Color Purple" when Ms. Celie is getting ready to shave Mister. See more »

Goofs

At the bar Newton adds lines to the drawing on the napkin. When Gwen looks at it the next morning they are gone. See more »

Quotes

Newton Davis: Wow! You're a genius. You're like the Ernest Hemingway of bullshit.
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Referenced in Muriel's Wedding (1994) See more »

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I was laughing through the whole movie.
8 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you like Steven Martin and/or Goldie Hawn, then this film is a "must see"! Both their characters are very typical them, and together they are dynamite.

I started laughing early in the film, and kept on laughing to the very end! The ending was a bit surprising, but good!

Peter MacNicol's character was a bit too similar to "John Cage" in the TV series "Ally McBeal". Of course without Biscuit's "special features". But since he has only a small part in this film, it doesen't spoil it.

My only question was: How could he afford it???


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