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Houseguest (1995)

PG | | Comedy | 6 January 1995 (USA)
In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.

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Randall Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sinbad ... Kevin Franklin
Phil Hartman ... Gary Young
Kim Greist ... Emily Young
Kim Murphy ... Brooke Young
Chauncey Leopardi ... Jason Young
Talia Seider Talia Seider ... Sarah Young
Paul Ben-Victor ... Pauly Gasperini
Tony Longo ... Joey Gasperini
Jeffrey Jones ... Ron Timmerman
Stan Shaw ... Larry the Tattoo Artist
Ron Glass ... Dr. Derek Bond
Kevin Jordan Kevin Jordan ... Steve 'ST-3'
Mason Adams ... Mr. Pike
Patricia Fraser Patricia Fraser ... Nancy Pike
Don Brockett ... Happy Marcelli
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Storyline

Kevin Franklin is a con man whose mouth is bigger than him, but it doesn't help him much when he's in with the mob for $50,000. Trying to avoid a gambling addict boss, and his two stupid henchmen, Kevin poses as a childhood friend to Gary Young, a workaholic father whose own life is in turmoil in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb. Written by MonkeyKingMA

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He came. He ate. He stayed. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, double entendre humor and some comic violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Houseguest See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,831,302, 8 January 1995

Gross USA:

$26,325,256

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,325,256
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Candy first choice to play Kevin Franklin, but he died before filming began. See more »

Goofs

As Kevin sits next to Gary and watches him eat the Big Mac, the position of the bottom bun on the Big Mac changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Pike: Slap me five there, brother!
Kevin Franklin: How about I just slap you?
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Crazy Credits

Sinbad and Phil Hartman sing several food-themed parodies over the credits with music and a chorus in the background. Phil Hartman uses the name "Sinbad" during these songs instead of either of the character's names from the movie. See more »

Connections

References Three the Hard Way (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Pennsylvania Lottery Song
Lyrics by Randall Miller, Jody Savin
Music by John Debney
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Great for family entertainment
13 November 2011 | by Naughtia_NahSee all my reviews

I remember that we had this movie on VHS and that I really liked watching it when I was younger. I remember it being very entertaining at the time.

Sinbad stars as a con artist who is trying to hide from some mobsters. In an airport he gets mistakenly befriended by a geek lawyer who thinks he's a long lost childhood friend. He becomes a house guest and makes himself comfortable in the lawyer's home and really gets to know his family and neighbors.

This movie is very funny and well suited to watch with your family, I know I loved to watch it back then.


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