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F-0162

Title:

The Money Pit

Category:

S

Produced:

1986

Country:

USA

Released:

Film: Mar 1986 (USA)
DVD: Feb 2003; Jan 2006 (Region 2); Feb 2007 (2-DVD)
VHS: Mar 1992; Aug 1993

Director:

Richard Benjamin

Writer:

David Giler

Actors:

Tom Hanks (Walter Fielding, Jr.); Shelley Long (Anna Crowley Beissart / Anna Fielding); Alexander Godunov (Max Beissart, the Maestro); Maureen Stapleton (Estelle); Joe Mantegna (Art Shirk); Philip Bosco (Curly); Josh Mostel (Jack Schnittman); Yakov Smirnoff (Shatov); Carmine Caridi (Brad Shirk); Brian Backer (Ethan); Billy Lombardo (Benny); Mia Dillon (Marika); John Van Dreelen (Carlos); Douglass Watson (Walter Fielding, Sr.); Lucille Dobrin (Macumba Lady)

Description:

Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new house- but there's not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con-artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch. The second Walter and Anna move in to the house it falls apart, starting from the stairway, to the bath falling through the roof to eventually the chimney falling into the house! Finally, they have to renovate the house before the frame collapses but the renovations also prove to be a disaster. (Michael Feller)

Walter and Anna want a home of their own. When Walter's real estate agent friend offers him what looks like the perfect home, Anna and Walter buy it. The house has many problems; structural, plumbing, electrical... These problems only come to light after they've moved in. Hence, the house is a 'money pit'. Also worthy of note are the comical builders and the terrible ex husband, Max, who still chases Anna. (Rob Hartill)

A young couple sinks their life savings into a house that was trashed by a rock group to the extent that it no longer has a main stairway or water. This creates strains on their relationship. Every home owner will recognize some of the situations they encounter. (John Vogel)

Steven Spielberg produced this underwhelming 1986 effort at a slapstick spin on Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. The pre-Oscar Tom Hanks stars with Shelley Long as a married couple whose efforts to finish construction on their home are sabotaged by costly and sporadically funny accidents. The unfinished domicile becomes a metaphor for their troubled relationship, as evidenced by Long's character's attraction to a madman violinist (Alexander Godunov). Hanks is the only reason at this point to check this film out. Richard Benjamin (My Favorite Year) directs but with no flair or distinction. (om Keogh, Amazon.com)

Language:

English

TT:

91 min / 299 min (2-DVD)

Bach's Music:

Gavotte (Mvt. 3) from Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006, transcribed for guitar
Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
From: Christopher Parkening Plays J.S. Bach (Angel Records)

Format:

Film: Color (DeLuxe)
DVD: (Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (PAL, Region2) | (2-DVD, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC)
VHS: (Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC) | (NTSC) | (PAL)

Company:

Film: Amblin Entertainment
DVD: Universal Studios
VHS: Universal Studios

Comments:

2-DVD Set includes: The Tom Hanks Comedy Favorites Collection (The Money Pit / The Burbs / Dragnet)

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Region 2] | Amazon.com [2-DVD]
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com [PAL]

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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