Houseguest [DVD] [1995]

Randall Miller directs Phil Hartman and Sinbad in the comedy Houseguest, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Disney/Buena Vista release offers solid picture and sound quality.
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Special Features

  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • French language track
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Houseguest
Sinbad offers some unusual advice on how to make friends in this wacky comedy. Kevin Franklin (Sinbad) is a guy who dreams of starting his own business. However, getting it off the ground is another matter altogether, and soon Kevin discovers that the two loan sharks who fronted him money want to be paid, and paid promptly, otherwise Kevin will be spending some time in the hospital. On the run through an airport, Kevin is trying to find a way out when he overhears Gary Young (Phil Hartman) wondering where his friend is. It seems that Gary has arranged a reunion with an old friend from childhood, but since he hasn't seen him in 25 years, he has no idea what he looks like today, beyond the fact that he's black. Kevin fits the bill that far and claims to be Gary's long lost buddy, which Gary buys hook, line, and sinker. Gary seems to enjoy bonding with his old friend, and Kevin likes staying at Gary's fine home (and raiding his large icebox), but Kevin discovers that impersonating a stranger is a lot more complicated than he expected after he's forced to perform oral surgery and give a speech at a grade school "Career Day" presentation. However, this is all small potatoes on the "oh, no" scale when the loan sharks track Kevin back to Gary's home in the suburbs. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sinbad
    Sinbad - Kevin Franklin
  • Phil Hartman
    Phil Hartman - Gary Young
  • Jeffrey Jones
    Jeffrey Jones - Ron Timmerman
  • Kim Greist
    Kim Greist - Emily Young
  • Stan Shaw
    Stan Shaw - Larry the Tattoo Artist

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