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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.

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Comedy | Romance

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PG | See all certifications »

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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

Jeffrey Wiseman (Joe) was so rowdy on set, that Garry Marshall would often shout, "Jeffrey, stop it!" See more »

Goofs

When Annie walks into the classroom after the teacher calls her, the straps on Annie's purse keep changing from "on her shoulder" to "in her hands". See more »

Quotes

Dean Proffitt: What's going on here?
Charlie Proffitt: We're gonna get Mom back.
Joey Proffitt: We miss her.
Greg Proffitt: Yeah, she cut the crust off the bread.
Travis Proffitt: She doesn't take any of my shit either, I need discipline.
Greg Proffitt: We've got three dollars and four cents.
Charlie Proffitt: Yeah, we're gonna go rent a fishing boat and we're gonna get her back.
Dean Proffitt: Well no fishing boat's going to catch a yacht, especially at that price.
Greg Proffitt: Maybe she'll change her mind and come back.
Travis Proffitt: Oh right, doofus, she's on a yacht heading to New York!
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SHOT DOWN IN HOT BLOOD
Performed by The Wright Brothers
Courtesy of Cross Key Publishin Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/ Tree Int'l. Co., Inc. (BMI)/O'Lyric Music (BMI)
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Another Jewel from the 80´s
13 October 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The cruel and wealthy owner of a yacht Joanna Stayton (Goldie Hawn) hires the poor carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell) to remodel her closet and build a shoe rack. She does not like his work, does not pay him and throws Dean and his tools overboard. Dean loses his tools and goes home to meet his four problematic sons in a dirty simple house in the middle of nowhere. Meanwhile Joanna slips on the deck and falls overboard, and is found amnetic. Her husband Grant Stayton III (Edward Herrmann) goes to the hospital and pretends he does not know Joanna to travel alone. Dean decides to use Joanna to pay her debt working for him at home and convinces her doctor that she is his wife and mother of his sons and her name would be Annie. When Annie goes home with Dean, she fells living in a nightmare. But soon she improves the lives of Dean and his sons and they respect her. Meanwhile her mother presses Grant to talk to Joanna and he decides to return to the hospital. What will happen?

"Overboard" is another jewel from the 80´s, maybe the best decade to comedies and romantic comedies. Directed by Gary Marshall, this romantic comedy has Goldie Hawn stealing the movie and showing awesome chemistry with her partner Kurt Russell. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Um Salto para a Felicidade" ("A Jump to Hapiness")


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