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Overboard (1987)

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A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writer:

Leslie Dixon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Joanna / Annie
Kurt Russell ... Dean Proffitt
Edward Herrmann ... Grant Stayton III
Katherine Helmond ... Edith Mintz
Mike Hagerty ... Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
Roddy McDowall ... Andrew
Jared Rushton ... Charlie Proffitt
Jeffrey Wiseman Jeffrey Wiseman ... Joey Proffitt
Brian Price Brian Price ... Travis Proffitt
Jamie Wild Jamie Wild ... Greg Proffitt
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Captain Karl
Harvey Miller Harvey Miller ... Dr. Norman Korman (as Harvey Alan Miller)
Frank Buxton ... Elk Cove: Wilbur Budd
Carol Williard Carol Williard ... Elk Cove: Rose Budd
Doris Hess Doris Hess ... Elk Cove: Adele Burbridge
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Storyline

Dr 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 Joannard 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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Taglines:

From opulence... to rags... to love.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yli laidan See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,880,006, 20 December 1987

Gross USA:

$26,713,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,713,187
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of Dean Proffitt's sons has a fixation with Pee Wee Herman. At [1:18:13] in the scene right after the boys present "Annie" with a washing machine, Grant Stayton III (Joanna's husband) is dancing to "Tequila" by The Champs. This is the same song played in the infamous scene where Pee Wee Herman dances at the biker bar in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985).

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Goofs

When the kids leave the classroom, the lines "She told her off!" and "Dad never did that!" are said, but no one's mouth moves. See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: You know what your problem is? You are so goddamn bored, you have to *invent* things to bitch about! You don't have a single thing to do on this earth except for your hair! The closet was fine, you just needed something to fill up your useless, nail-polishing, toe-polishing, rich bitch, sun-tanning days!
[From the engine room, the crew, who have heard all of this, start cheering]
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At the very end of the credits, you can hear three horn blasts. See more »


Soundtracks

TEQUILA
Performed by The Champs
Courtesy of Tree Int'l. Co., Inc. (BMI)
Written by Chuck Río (uncredited)
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A guilty pleasure.
4 August 2005 | by MinorityReporterSee all my reviews

Being a guy must make the fact that I like this film so much a guilty pleasure because it really is a chick-flick with capital C. I usually do not like to rate romantic comedies very high unless they have a different story and Overboard certainly has a different and (I think) original story. If you can get past the fact that the male lead is deceiving a woman with amnesia then you're going to love this movie. The acting is very, very good. I don't usually like Kurt Russel but I think he is near perfect in this role. Goldie Hawn is excellent and I must say that she was quite good looking in her younger days. I never really laughed out loud during the movie but I sat through the whole movie with and involuntary smile on my face because of the cute dialog and the slow change in the characters. The other cast members are also quite good. I found Edward Herrmannto be the most interesting character in the movie but he wasn't used enough. The emotions portrayed by the characters seem genuine which is a nice change from many other romantic comedies *cough* Pretty Woman *cough* and the on-screen chemistry between Russel and Hawn was undeniable.

All in all a very recommendable and highly enjoyable movie.

8/10


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