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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

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They were just your average, uptight suburban family until Kevin Franklin stepped into the picture. 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:

Convidado à Força See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

Second of three films that Phil Hartman and 'Sinbad' appeared in together. The first one was Coneheads (1993) and the last was Jingle All the Way (1996). However, they only share screen time in this film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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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 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) See more »

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Under-rated and under-exposed!
25 March 2003 | by kdidymusSee all my reviews

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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