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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

She came. She saw. She moved in. 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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Steve Martin's character meets Goldie Hawn's 'Gwen' who is working as a waitress in a Hungarian restaurant, he goes along in an ironic fashion with her posing as a Hungarian. In actual fact, Goldie Hawn is half Hungarian, on her mother's side. See more »

Goofs

When Gwen is in the house discussing "what happened in Maui" with Becky, her sweater sleeves are pushed up by her elbows. After she finishes the story she leaves the house they are now down around her wrists. See more »

Quotes

Marty: Of marriage?
Newton Davis: It's not a marriage! It is a simple arrangement in which I will share my house with her and in exchange for which she will argue with me in public and generally make my life incredibly terrible.
Marty: That's marriage.
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Lonely woman needs love and affection
23 April 2002 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Totally hilarious comedy with the adorable Goldie superbly playing a con artist who b.s.'s her way into the lives of a group of complete strangers, upsetting the existence of many and enriching others. One of Goldie's and Martin's best.


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