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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.

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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
Jeffrey Wiseman Jeffrey Wiseman ... Joey
Brian Price Brian Price ... Travis
Jamie Wild Jamie Wild ... Greg
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

One character says about himself "I'm one bad Billy Pratt". That was Boris Karloff's real name, and he was known for playing evil characters and later being bad in real life. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Grant is shown shooting suction cup arrows at circular targets. In a close-up, the suction cup arrow being set in the bow is shown to have a small suction cup. In the next pull back view, the same arrow now has a suction cup that is very large. See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: I can't believe you did that.
Annie: Oh! I saw you jump so I jumped...
Dean Proffitt: No I don't mean that. I can't believe you gave all that up just for me.
Annie: I didn't.
Dean Proffitt: What? What do you mean?
Annie: Well the truth of the matter is it's all mine, the boat, the money, everything is all mine.
[Dean faints]
Annie: Dean! Dean, it's okay!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, you can hear three horn blasts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Another Period: Commodore Returns (2018) See more »

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Legs
(uncredited)
Written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard
Performed by The Wright Brothers
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funnier than most
25 August 2002 | by mm-39See all my reviews

I like this film, and it has many memorable moments. The hose scene, and Russel's antics. This is a great movie, Russel does comedy perfectly. He can play the all American, guy next store better than anyone else. This movie is a tribute to his acting ability. I can watch this one over and over. 8/10


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