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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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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 came. She saw. She moved in. 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

Steve Martin also plays an architect in the movie It's Complicated. See more »

Goofs

When Davis is describing the town of Dobbs Mill to Gwen on the night they first meet, he says the town is especially beautiful this time of year when the leaves are changing, which happens in Massachusetts in autumn. But when Gwen first gets to town and is seen walking around looking for the house, the trees are green and there are bright flowers growing, so it is clearly spring or summer. See more »

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Newton Davis: Half the things we tell ourselves are fiction.
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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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An excellent plot
28 August 2003 | by See 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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