A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money.During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ... See full summary »
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Keenen Ivory Wayans,
Charles S. Dutton,
Jada Pinkett Smith
As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.
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
The mobsters' Lincoln Town Car changes at one point during an aerial shot in the movie. During the shot, you see the rear end belongs to a 1981-1984 model Town Car, while during the rest of the movie the rear end belongs to a 1987-1988 model. See more »
Tough Kid #2:
[after the playground bullies have lost their clothes in a game of basketball, they are standing on the court in their underwear]
Hey, can we please have our clothes back?
Tough Kid #1:
[embarrassedly trying to cover his boxer shorts]
Maybe the best out of three?
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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 »
The 1990's saw a whole string of low-budget, straight-to-video comedies that slipped by unnoticed among the blockbusters that drew the crowds. Sadly "HOUSEGUEST" seems to have slipped by with them.
Expertly cast, warmly scripted and hilariously acted it sees Sinbad star as Kevin Franklin, a loser who owes money to the mob. Fleeing town he gets mistaken at the airport for Gary Young's long-lost friend. A man without options, Kevin goes along with it all and soon finds himself pretending to be a dentist, a wine connoisseur and an expert golfer. Meanwhile, he wins the hearts of Gary's young family (also expertly cast and very believable) and soon, when the family know the truth, they're rallying around helping Kevin to leave his sordid, dangerous past behind.
Full of laughs, HOUSEGUEST is one to watch. Don't let this one slip!
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