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Overboard (1987)




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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

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (3)

While the prospect of watching Miss Hawn play a rude, nasty socialite is appealing, and even the transformation to homebody is a funny idea, Overboard winds up taking things too far.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

If there's an amnesia movie worse than Overboard, it slips my mind.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A warm and funny movie.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Solid, fun entertainment that continued to show an appreciative public that Hawn was more than a ditzy blonde.

February 11, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Marshall's sunny, sitcomedic comedies tend to be kinda bad but also compulsively watchable, and this one's no exception... [Blu-ray]

August 4, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are truly the only reasons to keep watching this otherwise flaccid comedy, which feels static when it should zing and oppressive when it should soar.

August 1, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Overboard

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. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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 Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

Goldie Hawn is hilarious! A classic!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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