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Overboard (1987)

A cruel and beautiful heiress mocks and cheats over a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia, he decides to introduce her to working-class life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

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Storyline

Joanna hires country carpenter Dean to build a closet on her yacht. When the two don't see eye-to-eye, Dean is left unpaid while Joanna sets sail. The following day, Joanna is fished out of the sea, after falling overboard, suffering from amnesia. Dean sees a neat way to regain the money she owes him... he tells her she's his wife; that way Dean gets a free housekeeper and mother for his four kids. Written by Rob Hartill

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16 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,880,006 (USA) (20 December 1987)

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$26,713,187 (USA)
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Trivia

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell's own young kids were always with them while making the fim. Their youngest, Wyatt, took his first steps on the set. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film the boat sails off into the sunset, due West, away from the Oregon coastline, rather than heading East back to port. See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: [singing] Zippedy Doo-Dah. Zippedy Yay. My, oh my, I got a wonderful slave.
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Can't Help Falling in Love
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Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Like to smile? You'll like this flick.
18 July 2002 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

Yeah, sure, you know how it's going to end. Yes, it has all been done before. But the heart of this snob turned sweetheart story is relayed with such charm and grace by Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel, and supported by such a strong cast (Roddy McDowall among others), that it is enjoyable none-the-less.

Movie snobs, insisting on original plots (as if there really are any) might not love this flick. But anyone who can appreciate proven talent in a good-natured comedy will find these 2 hours time well spent. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to smile.


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