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HouseSitter (1992)

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

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Frank Oz

Writers:

Mark Stein (story), Brian Grazer (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Davis
Goldie Hawn ... Gwen
Dana Delany ... Becky
Julie Harris ... Edna Davis
Donald Moffat ... George Davis
Peter MacNicol ... Marty
Richard B. Shull ... Ralph
Laurel Cronin ... Mary
Roy Cooper Roy Cooper ... Moseby
Christopher Durang Christopher Durang ... Reverend Lipton
Heywood Hale Broun ... Travis
Cherry Jones ... Patty
Vasek Simek Vasek Simek ... Karol
Suzanne Whang ... Moseby's Secretary
Mary Klug Mary Klug ... Lorraine
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Agarrar um Marido See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$58,500,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,900,635
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Meg Ryan was originally set to star as Gwen. When Ryan declined, the producers opted for Kim Basinger. But Basinger also declined, so Goldie Hawn took the part. See more »

Goofs

About 37 mins in, when Steve Martin falls over the couch and hits his feet on the table, Goldie Hawn briefly grimaces and looks at the crew possibly expecting a 'cut' before the scene continues as scripted. See more »

Quotes

Newton Davis: So, what do you think, can you show this to Moseby?
Marty: Ah... you'd better do it.
Newton Davis: Why? He likes you.
Marty: Davis, if I take that in there and Moseby starts carrying on about how brilliant it is... I'm going to take the credit.
Newton Davis: What?
Marty: Mmm hmm.
Newton Davis: You're my friend, where are your ethics?
Marty: My ethics are that I know this about myself, so I'm not going to take this in there and screw you over.
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Referenced in Kids (1995) See more »

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An excellent plot
28 August 2003 | by JatoySee all my reviews

It was just amazing how this sort of plot has been even invented. I was absolutely astonished, because of all the turns the main couple in the movie made - and for all those who fancy Goldie Hawn, this is a movie you have to see! Just amazing!


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