Overboard

Overboard

DVD - 1987
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It's the craziest mix-up ever! Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell dazzle the screen in this buoyant screwball comedy of memory-making and memory-faking. One of Hollywood's most dynamic screen pairs, Hawn and Russell make the most of every hilarious situation in this delightful riches-to-rags romance that's perfect entertainment for anyone who appreciates a great practical joke. Hawn is Joanna Stayton, the pampered wife of a pretentious, yacht-owning socialite. When their boat gets stuck for repairs, Joanna employs carpenter Dean Proffitt (Russell) to improve her closet space. But when Dean asks to be paid, he's blatantly turned down by the "nothing is ever good enogh for me" Joanna.So when Joanna falls overboard and gets a bad case of amnesia, Dean takes advantage of the situation and, in a stroke of retributive genius, tells her that she's his wife and the mother of his four unruly children!.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 1987
ISBN: 9780792840138
0792840135
Characteristics: 1 digital video disk (1 hr 52 min.) +

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

Try not to touch anything.
- Oh, I won't.
Andrew will keep an eye on you.
-Maybe you'd like to take fingerprints before I get started. I was just... kidding.
Don't walk so close to me!
-OK! Where's your problem?
My closet.
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Forks were invented so man could at least make a pretence of separating himself from the apes.
- So were thumbs.
What did you say?
- Nothin'. Just... my stomach.

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I'm not bored! I'm quite happy! Everyone wants to be me!
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Miss, miss... do you know your name?
-Of course I know my name! It's... Oh! This is absurd! I know it! It...

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

And another Oregon good morning to you. Wilbur Budd here with some local items. The Fraga Feed and Fertilizer folks are hiring people to shovel the stuff. Oh, women are welcome, too. There's no chauvinism in the manure business.
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What is it?
-Well, it's a shoe rack... with a twist. Uh... You ready? Just turn the crank here, those drop back, these split. Gives you twice the space...
Stop boring me with your absurdities. What's it made of?
-It's called wood. It's oak.
Oak. An oak closet? Huh! Why am I even amazed?
-I don't know. Why are you amazed?
One would think you would know closets are made of cedar. If not, we get moths.
-Well, lady, there's not a real big moth problem off the Pacific coast.
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You may have wanted cedar, but you didn't ask for it.
-The entire civilised world knows closets are made of cedar!
In Elk Snout, we don't know about them closets! Nor bathrooms, neither! Shit, woman! You're lucky I am housebroke!

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

Monday is their first day of school and I came here to welcome your family! And what do I get in return? I get toilet papered by your children! They were about to douse the toilet paper in gasoline and strike - !
- Wait. Stop. Greg and Charlie are twins, right?... They're goin' through this arson period. They don't know this, but I'm way ahead of them. I got two fire extinguishers ready to go. I didn't catch your name?
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Listen to me, medical people. As of now, I have a life history of a dirty garbage scow and a breakfast of extremely runny eggs-over-easy. Now I refuse to be incarcerated this semiprivate room.
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Now, Miss X... we have a safer, more comfortable, private room... where you'll be a lot more comfortable, and we'll all be a lot safer.
- Well, I'm glad you've finally come to your senses. I was prepared to sue you. I don't know who I am, but I'm sure I have a lawyer.

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

Annie Goolaheey ... Where in God's name did I grow up, Dogpatch?
- No, not there honey over in Goober, Idaho but it's a nuclear waste dump
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I don't belong here, I feel it, don't you think I feel it. I can't do any of these vile things and I wouldn't WANT to. Oh, my life is like death. My children are the spawn of hell, and you're the devil. Oh God.
- But baby, we like you.
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Hey mister, what was I doing out in the ocean?
- That's something you like to do, go fishing for oysters at night
Oysters in a cold ocean at night, doesn't sound like me!
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They aren't mine...
- Oh I was sure you'd remember them!
I think I'd remember if I had 3 children...
-Four honey, don't forget little Joe!
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This garment cannot possibly be a part of my wardrobe. Let's forget for a moment that it's a rag, but it happens to be 12 sizes too large.

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

They don't look anything like me!
-They do take after your mother. Let's hope they don't grow up to be lushes, too.
My mother's a lush?
- Was, honey. Cirrhosis.
She's...? What about my father?
- Oh, he's alive and well. And due for parole in, what, two years?
Oh, God! I don't wanna hear any more! Look... I just wanna remember for myself.
-The doctor says the best thing for you is to get back to your normal routine. You gotta get your memory back that way. You gotta do what you normally do.
What is it I normally do? I prepared and handled raw food?
-I hunt it. You cook it.
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You know we live like this. Never bothered you before. It's just the way it is. You'd better get used to it.
-When are you coming home?
When I feel like it. It just depends on how drunk I get.
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Try to understand, Grant, I don't love you anymore.
- What's love got to do with marriage?

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

Since I walked through that door, I have cooked, cleaned, scrubbed, chopped wood. I've waited on you, your dogs, your kids and your friends in the hopes that I would remember some shred of my life and now it is entirely clear to me why I've chosen to block it out!
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Are you aware that Joey can't read? And Travis only reads smut magazines? I can never get him out of the bathroom.
- Honey he's 13 years old! I'll build you another bathroom.
They don't need another bathroom, they need guidance from you.
- Hey hey hey, don't you worry about me and my boys, okay? We're pals.
They have enough pals, they need a father.
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He's upset because he can't read.
- Well he's a small child.
He can't read for a small child either.

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

Are we gonna trade her in for a new mom?
- Not if we don't blow it!
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This ain't your average pile of fertilizer here. Uh-uh. No, siree. This here's a special blend. Fish heads, shrimp skins, crab claws, earthworm droppings...
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This is nothing!
-Nothing? I gave you the best years of my life. I've raised your children. I bore your fruit four times and you tell me this is nothing?
You're making a big deal out of a little thing.
-It's the number one cause of divorce in this country.
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We're keepin' her.
- She doesn't belong to you!
She didn't belong to you, but that didn't stop you!
- I had my reasons!
So do we. We like her, Dad!
- You like her, do you? So much you'd rather live with her than your own father?!
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You look radiant, Jo-Jo.
-Oh, please don't call me that. I feel like a Pomeranian.
You liked being called Jo-Jo. It was diddums you hated.

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

Why do they honk three times?
-To signal they're comin' home. Yeah, it's a legend... of Arturo, who was a Portuguese fisherman. He met this beautiful girl his first night in town - Catarina. And, um, eventually they fell in love. But the problem was that Catarina's father was the territorial governor. He didn't want his only little girl to be with a lowly fisherman. So he told Arturo that he'd have to ship off, which he did, but he told Catarina he'd be back for her and when he came back, he'd signal with three long blasts so she could dive off the rocks and swim to the boat, and they'd be on their way… They never found each other and they drowned.
- Oh, that's a terrible story!
Yeah, but the legend is they reunited at the bottom of the sea, right over there, and every time you see the spray goin' up, it's them.

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

Most of us go through life with blinders on, madam, knowing only that one little station to which we were born. But now you, madam, on the other hand, had the... rare privilege of escaping your bonds for just a spell. To see life from an entirely new perspective. How you choose to use that information, madam... is entirely up to you.
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I don't love you anymore. Please try and understand that.
-What has love got to do with marriage? You'd actually prefer living in squalor with that cave dweller! They should have kept you in the hospital psycho ward!
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Dean! I'm coming!
-Madam, you really should play a little hard to get.
Tell my mother I'll call her!
-Woman overboard!
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I can't believe you did it.
- Oh, I saw you jump so I jumped.
No, I don't mean that. I can't believe you gave all that up just for me.
- I didn't.
What do... What do you mean?
Well, the truth is that it's mine. The boat, the money, everything. It's all mine.

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rferster
Sep 09, 2013

1) I'm NOT a bitch, EVERYONE wants to be me

2) (after falling in the water) OH MY HAIR!

3) We moved here? deliberately?

4) (Dean) Hey sugarlips, (Joanna) Don't call me sugarlips, I have a name, its Annie

5) (Dean) It never bothered you before (Joanna -FURIOUS) WELL IT BOTHERS ME NOW

6) The sun is frying my perm, I LOOK like a bushman!

7) (get your Kleenex ready) You said moms never leave (falsetto child) lol

lol, as you can tell just LOVE this movie

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jimg2000
Aug 25, 2018

This original 1987 film starred Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn who have been real-life partners since 1983, and the 2018 reimagined Mexican-flavored version with Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris are both ludicrous but fun rom-coms. Understand there is also a 2006 South Korean TV series, “Couple or Trouble” based on this film as well. Must be a pretty good premise to draw copycats right?

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HKMar
Aug 02, 2018

One of the best RomCom's out there. I did not dislike the reboot but Kurt Russell and Goldie had great chemistry. I also love they fell in love in real life and had that girl Joanna asks for in the movie! :)

ArapahoeAnna Jan 29, 2018

This is one of those movies I always come back to and enjoy every time. The silliness is just right for rom-com with many funny lines and a happy ending of course.

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mbunes0
Sep 14, 2017

Hands down my favorite movie EVER. I could watch this weekly and still love it

ArapahoeTiegan Dec 15, 2016

A rich, entitled woman gets into an accident and suddenly cannot remember who she is. A man whom she wronged before the accident gets mistaken as her husband, and decides to play along with it to get her back. Him and his three rowdy sons make her life pretty hellish, but as time goes on she starts to change them and mold them into a nice family. While still chaotic, she starts to love them and defend them. Very funny movie!

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wlvigil
Nov 29, 2016

This title is currently missing. I hope to be advised when it is found and available, but there is no way to put this on hold.

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farrow1
Dec 29, 2013

A really great movie! My whole family loves it. If you want a really good laugh without a lot of vulgar language this is it. Bill.
PS Roddy McDowell is Her valet, personal slave etc.

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rferster
Sep 09, 2013

Excellent movie, loved it enough I purchased it...so many comical situations, funny sayings, beautiful scenery n of course the ever gorgeous Goldie Hawn, this movie will make you laugh, cry n maybe even want to have kids, LOL.. enjoy

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britprincess1
May 21, 2013

Yes, it's a silly rom-com, but this is back when romantic comedies had to be funny to make it into theatres. I love the camaraderie and repercussions in this film. Goldie and Kurt are priceless and work so well as a duo in this flick. I definitely have a soft spot for it; it's definitely a comfort food film that you watch when you're under the weather, all wrapped up in blankets. Easily one of my favourite love-dovey laughfests (especially on account of how little lovey-dovey it is for a good part of the film). I'd recommend it to anyone who wants an easy-breezy Sunday afternoon laugh.

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dmcdowell81
Feb 03, 2012

A family classic, must see.

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britprincess1
May 21, 2013

Coarse Language: Some mild curses, like b**ch and sh*t, and uses of blasphemous phrases, like damn and hell. Nothing too profane.

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britprincess1
May 21, 2013

Other: The main characters drink alcohol throughout, whether it be cocktails or a six pack of beer. The female character played by Goldie Hawn also starts off as a smoker.

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britprincess1
May 21, 2013

Violence: There's a tiny bit of slapstick violence and the film is about amnesia, so there's a slight hit on the head, but this film is not very violent at all.

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britprincess1
May 21, 2013

Sexual Content: Joanna is seen wearing a thong and, in another scene, she's in a low-cut dress. It's considered very minor stuff.

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britprincess1
May 21, 2013

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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