The Money Pit (1986)

PG   |    |  Comedy


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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.


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15 December 2013 | videorama-759-859391
8
| Right on the money
Another film, I love from 86, sees Hanks, again impressing us, with great comic timing, and soon to be wife, Shelly Long (always good in any role) buy the lemon from hell. There are laughs here and there, but the fun is in just watching this place come apart and crumble. Not sounding morbid or dastardly here. Here, anything and everything comes apart, you have to ask yourself, "How the hell did they stage all of the faults". It must of taken hours. Some of the defects are bloody dangerous to watch, mostly concerning wires blowing apart and power outlets. Poor Hanks getting sucked in through a hole in the second story floor, was one of the fun moments. No other actor could fit this role, and I wouldn't want to see any other actor in this role. Joe Mantegna as a randy carpenter who makes the moves on Long, I liked. Shelly's ex-Alexander Gordonuv provided a likable character of flair, despite being shallow, and narcissistic. After not seeing this film in a very long time, I still enjoyed it today as I did then. By the way, in the house is amazingly, revamped, where in the end, for first home buyers, hope is possible. Lets face it, at the start, this crumbling house made the one in Emoh Ruo, look like a dream, it's faults, coming in small pittance.

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Trivia

During breaks in filming, Tom Hanks liked to drive around in the vintage Lincoln Model L Series classic car which is featured in the movie.


Quotes

Walter: I'm not trying to tell you your business but you haven't even looked at my pipes.
Brad Shirk: I looked at them three years ago. You figure they've improved with age?


Goofs

After Walter and Anna have hauled two two-gallon buckets of water up the ladder and dumped them into the bathtub, Walter goes back downstairs and, after the kitchen fire, brings up the third recently heated on the stove. That is also dumped into the tub, causing the tub to crash through the floor and land below. As the camera angle picks up the tub falling through the floor and the ensuing crash and breakage, there is no water spray from the broken tub.


Alternate Versions

Several scenes are different or added to the television version. The TV version offers an extended scene when Walter tries to carve his name and Anna's on the tree. More than one tree falls, explaining why Walter comes in the house and says they have weak trees, instead of just one tree. In between the shots of the realtor stamping the house sheet with a "SOLD", and Walter and Anna moving in, there is a scene with Walter and Anna in the house discussing how drunk they were on a trip to Puerto Rico.


Soundtracks

The Wedding Contract
From "Lucia Di Lammermor"
By
Gaetano Donizetti
Text by Salvatore Cammarano (as Salvadore Cammarano)
Act II - Scene 6; Act III - Scene 6
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra (as The London Symphony Orchestra)
The Ambrosian Singers
Conducted by Thomas Schippers
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.

Details

Release Date:

26 March 1986

Language

English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,344,555 30 March 1986

Gross USA:

$37,499,651

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,999,651

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