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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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Kevin Franklin
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Gary Young
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Emily Young
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Brooke Young
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Jason Young
Talia Seider ...
Sarah Young
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Pauly Gasperini
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Joey Gasperini
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Ron Timmerman
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Larry the Tattoo Artist
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Dr. Derek Bond
Kevin Jordan ...
Steve 'ST-3'
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Mr. Pike
Patricia Fraser ...
Nancy Pike
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Happy Marcelli
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Vincent Montgomery
Wynonna Smith ...
Lynn
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Stuart the Manager
Valerie Long ...
Sister Mary Winters
Jesse Rivera ...
Little Kevin
Melvin Brentley II ...
Bobby
W.B. Alexander ...
Kid #1 (as Brandon Alexander)
B'nard Lewis ...
Local Guy #1
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Local Guy #2 (as Jonathan Floyd)
Vondria Bergen ...
Ticket Saleswoman
Susan Richards ...
Happy's Wife
Palma Greenwood ...
Myrna
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Big Spin Host
Larry John Meyers ...
Mr. Ichabod
Jody Savin ...
Rosie the Caterer
Alex Coleman ...
Tom Miller
Lee Cass ...
Stern Man
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Society Woman
John Hall ...
Preppy Man
Bob Tracey ...
Priest
Vicki Ross-Norris ...
Woman in Red Dress
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Waitress
William Cameron ...
Jerry Jordon
Patti Lesniak ...
Jane Jordon
Kate Young ...
Michelle Castel
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Drunk at Party
Donald Joseph Freeman ...
Happy's Thug
Mindy Reynolds ...
Burger Counter Girl
Catherine Cuppari ...
Kelly
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Ticket Vendor
Susan Chapek ...
Nurse
Ron Newell ...
Dr. Kraft
Alvin McCray ...
Dental Student
Nicole Armstrong ...
Little Girl #1
Alana Hixson ...
Little Girl #2
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Tough Kid #1
Ben Hanlan ...
Tough Kid #2
Jason Walczuk ...
Tough Kid #3
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Biker
Lisa Davis ...
Secretary
David Early ...
Security Guard
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Cop
Bernard Canepari ...
Mayor (as Bernie Canepari)
Patricia Cray ...
Serious Woman
Harold Surratt ...
Guy in Crowd
Donna Leichenko ...
Counter Girl
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Don Woo
Dante Washington ...
Yogurt Store Kid
Shaft the Hamster ...
Himself
Carl the Dog ...
Thor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Barckhoff ...
5k Runner #1 (uncredited)
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Grunge Student (uncredited)
Chloe Longo ...
Burger Baby (uncredited)
Lucia Métrailler ...
'It's Spinning' Drunk at Party (uncredited)
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Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
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5k Runner #2 (uncredited)
Eric Rasmussen ...
5k Runner #3 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Randall Miller

Written by

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Michael J. Di Gaetano ... (written by) &
Lawrence Gay ... (written by)

Produced by

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Roger Birnbaum ... producer
Dennis Bishop ... executive producer
Riley Kathryn Ellis ... co-producer
Joe Roth ... producer
Jody Savin ... co-producer

Music by

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John Debney

Cinematography by

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Jerzy Zielinski

Film Editing by

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Eric A. Sears ... (as Eric Sears)

Editorial Department

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Jonathan Chibnall ... first assistant editor (as John Chibnall)
Russell Eaton ... assistant editor
Mike Farrell ... post-production assistant
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Katie Mack ... assistant editor
Kimberly Mann ... assistant editor (as Kimberly Boege)
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Gabriel Kramer ... editorial apprentice (uncredited)

Casting By

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Rick Montgomery
Dan Parada

Production Design by

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Paul Peters

Art Direction by

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Gary Kosko

Set Decoration by

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Amy Wells

Costume Design by

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Jyl Moder

Makeup Department

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Alvechia Ewing ... key makeup artist
Andrea Miller ... assistant makeup artist
Jeffrey A. Rubis ... assistant hair stylist (as Jeffrey Rubis)
Kelvin R. Trahan ... key hair stylist
Linda Williams ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Dennis Bishop ... unit production manager
Joe Dishner ... production supervisor
Rebekah Rudd ... post-production manager: Caravan Productions

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bruce Carter ... second assistant director
Susan J. Hellmann ... second second assistant director (as Susan Hellmann)
B. Scott Senechal ... first assistant director (as Scott Senechal)
Rosemarie Unite ... dga trainee

Art Department

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Natalie Bishop ... art department assistant
Sarah Jackson Burt ... on-set dresser
John Butler ... set dresser
Chris Call ... property master (as Chris Peworchik-Call)
Eileen Garrigan ... head scenic
Thomas J. Garrigan ... assistant property master
Rebecka L. Gibbs ... buyer
Frederika Gray ... scenic foreman (as Frederika E. Gray)
Gregory Jones ... set dresser
Eva Kamienska-Carter ... draftsperson
Nicholas E.E. Monsour ... art department assistant
John G. Morgan Jr. ... set dresser
Greg Olszewski ... art department assistant
Emil Peters ... set dresser
Buster Pile ... construction coordinator (as Eugene N. Pile II)
Ralph Roger Pivirotto ... set dresser
R.A. Tony Poland ... set dresser (as Ray A. Poland)
Thaddaeus Scheel ... third props (as Thaddaeus D. Scheel)
Jim Schneider ... lead dresser (as James Schneider)
Louis P. Taylor ... construction foreman
David L. Wolfson ... set dresser
Mimi Wyeth ... art department coordinator
Smith Harper Hutchings ... set dresser (uncredited)
Kenneth J. Kellers ... carpenter (uncredited)
Mary O'Brien ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Gregory Puchalski ... scenic artist (uncredited) / signwriter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Nancy Barker ... assistant sound editor
Steve Bowerman ... boom operator
Jim Brookshire ... dialogue editor
Zane D. Bruce ... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Betty Burkhart ... assistant sound editor
William C. Carruth ... adr editor (as William Carruth)
Jerry Davis ... adr editor
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Steve Dutkovich ... foley editor
Christopher Flick ... supervising foley editor (as Chris Flick)
Lewis Goldstein ... supervising sound editor
William Jacobs ... sound effects editor
David Jobe ... foley mixer
Adam Kopald ... sound effects editor
John A. Larsen ... supervising sound editor
Jimmy Ling ... adr editor (as James Ling)
David MacMillan ... sound mixer
James Matheny ... dialogue editor
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Nadege Py ... assistant sound editor
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer
Joan Rowe ... foley artist (as Joanie Rowe)
James Simcik ... supervising adr editor
George E. Simpson Jr. ... cable person
Paul Urmson ... sound effects editor
Gayle Wesley ... first assistant sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic ... re-recording mixer
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Bill Orrico ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Steve Richardson ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John R. Elliott ... special effects assistant
Rick Thompson ... special effects (as Richard L. Thompson)

Stunts

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Charles A. Bang ... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... stunt coordinator
Steve M. Davison ... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Donna Evans ... stunts
Bobby J. Foxworth ... stunts (as Bobby Foxworth)
Frankie 'G' Garbutt ... stunts (as Frankie Garbutt)
Jerome Henderson ... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker ... stunts
Tommy J. Huff ... stunts (as Tom Huff)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunts
Steven Lambert ... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Rusty McClennon ... stunts
Vinita McClennon ... stunts
Lee Poppie ... stunts
Lori Lynn Ross ... stunts
Ben Scott ... stunts
Clay Senechal ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marsha Blackburn ... still photographer (as Marsha L. Blackburn)
Lon Caracappa ... stand-by best boy
Philippe Carr-Forster ... camera operator (as Phil Carr-Forster)
Paul J. Christensen ... electrician
Steve Cohagan ... electrician (as Steven H. Cohagan)
Regis Donehue ... grip
Stephen Drinon ... dolly grip (as Scott Drinon)
Gregory L. Edwards ... grip (as Greg Edwards)
Jim Emswiller ... video assist operator
Gary Fiala ... camera production assistant
Bart Flaherty ... grip (as Bartholomew Flaherty)
Nathaniel Goodman ... first assistant camera
Jim Grce ... gaffer
Sean C. Hise ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
C.A. Kelly ... electrician
Scott Leight ... grip
Robena Malicoat ... best boy
Frank McGough ... electrician
John S. Moyer ... grip (as John Stevenson Moyer)
Jean-Pierre Nutini ... electrician (as Jean Pierre Nutini)
Brian S. Osmond ... second assistant camera (as Brian Osmond)
Mike Ozier ... Steadicam operator (as Michael J. Ozier) / additional photographer (as Michael J. Ozier) / camera operator: "b" camera (as Michael J. Ozier)
Brian H. Reynolds ... key grip
John Alan Roush ... electrician
Keith Seymour ... grip (as Keith Seymore)
Linda Sheehan ... camera loader
John P. Shine ... grip
Andrew Taylor ... grip
Donna Vega ... best boy / gaffer
Ted Wiegand ... electrician
Michael Zinobile ... grip (as Mike Zinoble)
Joe Collins ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Brian Powers ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Donna Belajac ... casting: Pittsburgh
Nancy Mosser ... extras casting
Judith A. Sepich ... extras casting assistant
Linda Weaver ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cindy Albert ... seamstress
Yvonne R. Carpico ... on-set costumer
Diane Collins ... wardrobe supervisor
Paulette E. Holmon ... on-set costumer
Kelly Andrew King ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Amy Grove ... assistant location manager (as Amy L. Grove)
Annie Loeffler ... location manager
Carol McClenahan ... location scout
Jeffrey R. Stimmel ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Frank Bennett ... orchestrator
Brad Dechter ... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra coordinator (as Sandy De Crescent)
Janice Hayen ... music preparation
Don Nemitz ... orchestrator
John Richards ... music scoring mixer
Allan K. Rosen ... supervising music editor
Tom Boyd ... oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Michael Fey ... music executive (uncredited)
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Billy Baxter ... transportation captain
Marc Scott ... transportation coordinator (as Danny 'Marc' Scott)
Brian Hartman ... transportation (uncredited)
Katie Scott ... transportation (uncredited)
H. Lockwood Wasler ... picture car coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Dorothea Adkins ... assistant: Sinbad
Janine L. Aines ... animal trainer: Animal Actors of Hollywood
Sarah Auerswald ... script supervisor
Kirk Baily ... assistant: Mr. Miller
Staci A. Blagovich ... production assistant
Felicia R. Campbell ... office production assistant
Katie Clarke ... assistant production accountant
Deirdre De Tappan ... assistant: Mr. Dowd, Caravan Pictures (as Deirdre de Tappan)
Ned Dowd ... head of production: Caravan Productions
Mary K. Fanto ... office production assistant
Nancy A. Flint ... studio teacher
Lauris Freeman ... assistant: Mr. Miller (as Lauris T. Freeman)
Sara N. Goodman ... assistant: Mr. Bishop
Joy Green ... animal trainer: Animal Actors of Hollywood
Laurie A. Hoover ... office production assistant
Monique Johnson ... assistant: Ms. Ellis
Ernie Malik ... publicist
Dianne Mapp-Cheek ... production accountant (as Dianne L. Blasco)
Phill Norman ... title designer: main titles
Steve Parys ... production assistant
Kim Plant ... assistant: Mr. Roth, Caravan Pictures
Vicki Polite ... assistant: Sinbad
Christopher Redmond ... production secretary (as Christopher Alan Redmond)
Lisa Rodgers ... post coordinator
Claudia Sachs ... assistant: Mr. Birnbaum, Caravan Pictures
Kathi Scharer ... assistant production accountant
Rick Simms ... craft service
Matthew Sirianni ... production assistant
Janice F. Sperling ... production coordinator
R. Dale VanBatenburg ... set medic (as Dale van Batenberg)
Laura Williams ... assistant production accountant
Tom Petropoulos ... production assistant (uncredited)
Doug Stanczak ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines He came. He ate. He stayed. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Der Hausfreund (Germany)
  • El invitado (Spain)
  • Convidado à Força (Portugal)
  • Hóspede por Acaso (Brazil)
  • Véndögség (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget $10,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Candy first choice to play Kevin Franklin, but he died before filming began. See more »
Goofs At the end of the movie, when they are cooking burgers, they flip half cooked burgers, put cheese on them, and as the camera is panning away, they are flipping the burgers. Nobody flips burgers once the cheese is on them. See more »
Movie Connections Features Blazing Saddles (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Green Onions See more »
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 »
Quotes [Kevin checking the contents of 'his suit bag']
Kevin: All right let's see what we've got... I don't care if it don't look good,just fit...
[noticing the 'GFH' initials on the suit]
Kevin: GFH?
[he looks further and he found the brand tag]
Kevin: Groverton Funeral Home? I'm dead... I'm *dead*...
[guests wondering what 'GFH' stands for at Kevin's suit]
1st Guest: What is that stand for?
Kevin: My great-grandfather, General Francois Heimlich Manuever, World War 1 and 2
1st Guest: Good guy.
2nd Guest: What does it stand for?
Kevin: Gemstones Furs, and Haberdasheries.
[to 3rd guest]
Kevin: Graduated, Full Honors, Oxford. I guess you wouldn't know about that.
3rd Guest: I went to Harvard
Kevin: Yeah, Harvard *Street*
[to a Priest]
Kevin: Oh, It's a gospel group I was with, Godliness, Faithful and Honest
Priest: Ah, amen.
Kevin: [to other guests] Geeks For Hire,a temporary service. You'd fit it, you ought to call us. Gas From Humans... Girls From the Hood... G-strings For the Huge... Gotta Feed the Hungry... Girls Feeding Homies
Waitress: It's that a joke?
Kevin: [to a female guest] Good, Fine and Healthy and baby, you're it. *BAM!* You know what I'm saying?
[female guest leaves Kevin]
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