Overboard (1987)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Michael Hagerty Billy Pratt
Michael G. Hagerty Billy Pratt (as Michael Hagerty)
Goldie Hawn Joanna Stayton/"Annie Proffitt"
Katherine Helmond Edith Mintz, Joanna's Mother
Edward Herrmann Grant Stayton III
Roddy McDowall Andrew Butler
Brian Price Travis Proffitt
Jared Rushton Charlie Proffitt
Kurt Russell Dean Proffitt, Carpenter
Jamie Wild Greg Proffitt, Charlie's Twin Brother
Jeffrey Wiseman Joey Profitt
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Garry Marshall
Producer Alexandra Rose; Anthea Sylbert
Writer Leslie Dixon
Studio UA Communications
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 112 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.1
This screwball comedy casts real-life couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn in a film that finds the latter returning to her roots in a role reminiscent of Private Benjamin (1980). Hawn stars as Joanna Stayton, a snooty heiress who summons carpenter Dean Proffitt (Russell) to her lavish yacht, where she wants an expanded closet constructed that will house her valuable wardrobe. When Dean fails to build the closet out of cedar, Joanna haughtily dismisses him without payment. Later, Joanna falls overboard and is struck by another boat, causing amnesia. Seeing her story on the news, Dean constructs an elaborate scheme to pretend that Joanna is his wife Annie. Soon, the former rich snob is cleaning Dean's home and babysitting his four rambunctious boys. Although at first she's a disaster, "Annie" grows into her role and begins to love being a mom and middle-class wife. When her real husband Grant (Edward Herrmann) comes looking for her, however, her memory is jogged, and she must decide between a life of privileged ease and a life of happy housework. Overboard was the feature film debut of writer Leslie Dixon, the granddaughter of famed photographer Dorothea Lange. — Karl Williams
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 351
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616656629
Chapters 32
Release Date 7/30/2002
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby