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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 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 ... 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

Newton 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 around it and returns to the city, 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 Newton's hometown become curious and Gwen invents a marriage, a courtship, and and an entire history. Newton's parents meet Gwen and are immediately taken with her. By the time Newton finds out, 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 Newton agree that she can pretend to be his wife and get free rent while Newton works on Becky until they can announce a divorce. The trouble is that nobody in the town wants them to separate and they keep trying to help them reconcile. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

HouseSitter See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,106,950, 14 June 1992

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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Did You Know?

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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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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