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Snobbish heiress Joanna Stayton hires carpenter Dean Proffitt to construct a huge closet on her yacht for her lavish wardrobe. Dean completes the project, but when Joanna learns that he failed to use cedar as she wished, she refuses to pay him for the job. Some time later, Joanna falls overboard and is struck by a boat, giving her a case of amnesia. When Dean sees the story on the news, he concocts a scheme to pretend that she is his wife, Annie. Believing that she is Annie, Joanna moves in with Dean and becomes mother to his four unruly boys, a role for which she is quite unprepared and totally inept.

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Goldie Hawn
as Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt
Kurt Russell
as Dean Proffitt
Jared Rushton
as Charlie Proffitt
Jeffrey Wiseman
as Joey Proffitt
Brian Price
as Travis Proffitt
Jamie Wild
as Greg Proffitt
Frank Campanella
as Capt. Karl
Harvey Miller
as Dr. Norman Korman
Frank Buxton
as Wilbur Budd
Marvin Braveman
as Doctor At Hospital
Carol Williard
as Rose Budd
Hector Elizondo
as LeHondro Tunatti
Doris Hess
as Adele Burbridge
Ed Cree
as Thud Gittman
Mona Lyden
as Gertie
Bing Russell
as Sheriff Earl
Richard Stahl
as Hosptal Psychiatrist
Ray Combs
as Cop at Hospital
Marvin Braverman
as Doctor at Hospital
Israel Juarbe
as Engine Room Crewman
Paul Fonteyn
as Chef Paul
Antonio García
as Chef Antonio
Robert Goldman
as Crew Helmsman
Tom Wright
as The Wright Brothers Band
Lisa Hunter
as Grant's Girl Friend
Erin Grant
as Grant's Girl Friend
Lisa Beth Ross
as Grant's Girl Friend
Liz Stewart
as Grant's Girl Friend
Laura Fabian
as Grant's Girl Friend
Julie Paris
as Grant's Girl Friend
Paul Tinder
as Coast Guard Captain
Scott Marshall
as Coast Guard Spotter Lucas
Tim Wright
as The Wright Brothers Band
Bill Applebaum
as Coast Guard Friend
Don Thompson
as Coast Guard Guy
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Critic Reviews for Overboard

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Audience Reviews for Overboard

  • Jan 21, 2013
    I really enjoyed this movie; it's so 80's, but that's one of the things that makes it great. Kurt Russell plays Dean, a carpenter who is also a single father to four boys. He takes on a job for Joanna, an extremely rich and ignorant woman who takes advantage of Dean's carpentry skills and decides not to pay him. Eventually, something happens to Joanna and she gets amnesia and remembers nothing about her past. Dean then calls her his wife and uses her for house chores. The beginning is a little goofy, I admit, but it becomes such a warm story of family and parenthood. Despite the ending being a little predictable, I was totally fine with it. Overall, Overboard is one of the defining movies of the 80's and still holds it's charm to this day.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2012
    Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell star in the romantic comedy Overboard. The story follows a rich socialite who gets amnesia after falling off of her yacht, and is taken in by a local carpenter who convinces her that she's his wife in order to get her to take care of his kids. The story is rather predictable and formulaic, but the characters are fun and make it work. So even though Overboard is a standard family comedy, there's some heart to it that makes it enjoyable and fun to watch.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 18, 2012
    One of the most tried and true of the screwball comedy formulas: uptown girl, downtown guy, together temporarily and hating it. 90 minutes later its wedding bells. Roll credits. Entirely dependent on the charisma of the leads. Russell and Hawn supply the goods in what only can be described as a guilty pleasure. Garry Marshall directs the predictable proceedings.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2012
    I did not buy the romance, and the plot points were so farcical this film was almost unwatchable. Is this seriously your favorite film,. Reese Witherspoon?
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer

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