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Poster for Overboard


Director: Gary Marshall Run Time: 106 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 1987

Starring: Edward Herrmann, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Mike Hagerty, Roddy McDowall

Kurt Russell plays a carpenter who seeks revenge on a rich lady with amnesia in the romantic comedy cult classic OVERBOARD.

The rich, mean and beautiful heiress Joanna Stayton (played to comedic perfection by Goldie Hawn) treats all those she deems beneath her with real cruelty; this includes the handsome carpenter Dean Proffitt (played by Kurt Russell) who has been hired to build a new closet on her yacht and whom she refuses to pay after a disagreement. But things take a turn when Joanna falls overboard and is fished out of the sea by Dean. Plotting his revenge, he takes advantage of her amnesia to make her believe that she’s his wife who takes care of the cleans and takes care of the house! While Joanna’s memory eventually returns, the life lesson she learns is ever-lasting.