Overboard [DVD] [1987]

  • SKU: 3551677
  • Release Date: 01/19/1999
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.6 (44)
Garry Marshall's comedy Overboard comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are available in both of these languages as well. Supplemental materials include a trailer and a booklet featuring trivia and production notes. This is a solid disc, although the film itself is less than spectacular. Fans of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell will certainly want to give this DVD a look.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.6
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (41 out of 44)

Special Features

  • 4-page booklet featuring trivia and production notes
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis

Overboard
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, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Goldie Hawn
    Goldie Hawn - Joanna Stayton/"Annie Proffitt"
  • Kurt Russell
    Kurt Russell - Dean Proffitt, Carpenter
  • Edward Herrmann
    Edward Herrmann - Grant Stayton III
  • Katherine Helmond
    Katherine Helmond - Edith Mintz, Joanna's Mother
  • Michael Hagerty
    Michael Hagerty - Billy Pratt

Overall Customer Rating

4.6 out of 54.6
44 Reviews
94%of customers recommend this product.

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