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Going Overboard (1989)

R | | Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.

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Shecky Moskowitz, a deservedly struggling young comedian, lands a menial job on a cruise ship as the Miss-Universe contest is being held on-board. The Big Man On Deck for this voyage is Dickie Diamond, the ship's comedian and all-around ladies' man. As an assorted array of thugs, Panamanian mercenaries and terrorists try to storm the ship, Shecky hopes for one big chance to prove himself and enter the exciting world of cruise ship comedy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In the world of comedy, it's sink or swim. See more »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Adam Sandler was so embarrassed by this film, his first starring role, that it isn't listed on his filmography on his official website. See more »

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Schecky Moskowitz: Sir, hi! What's your name?
Dave: Dave.
Schecky Moskowitz: Hey, Dave! What do you do for a living?
Dave: Well, I'm a construction worker.
Schecky Moskowitz: A construction worker? Alright, what do you construct?
Dave: I construct buildings. What the fuck else would I construct?
Schecky Moskowitz: Okaaaay... so, Dave, do you think constructing is an easy job, or is it a hard job?
Dave: Listen, butthole, why don't you quit trying to be funny? Because all it's doing is pissing me off.
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Going Overboard (2012) See more »

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Written by Sangie Davis (uncredited)
Performed by Sophia George
Produced by Sangie Davis
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This movie just plain sucked ass...
30 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I am a HUGE Adam Sandler fan, and one day I was looking at the Cast&Crew selection on one of his DVD's and saw 'Going Overboard' and decided to go out and rent it. So I went out with a few buddies of mine and rented it. We put it on and we were shocked to see an Adam Sandler that didn't hit puberty yet, he looks as if he was 12 when this movie came out. I couldn't even watch 30 minutes of this crap, I didn't laugh, chuckle, or even smirk at this movie, actually the only time I smirked was when I saw how horrid this movie was. I could not believe how hard he tried to make the viewers laugh in this movie...and it didn't work once. Although from seeing the horribly awful camera angles and hearing the disgusting script I realized why I had never heard of this movie,...because it sucks more than anything has ever sucked before. This movie, in my opinion, was the WORST movie EVER made,....EVER!


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