The Money Pit (1986)

PG   |    |  Comedy

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A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.




  • Tom Hanks in The Money Pit (1986)
  • Joe Mantegna in The Money Pit (1986)
  • Ricci Rondinelli in The Money Pit (1986)
  • Tom Hanks and Nestor Serrano in The Money Pit (1986)
  • Shelley Long in The Money Pit (1986)
  • Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in The Money Pit (1986)

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12 August 2006 | lee_eisenberg
| Mr. Hanks builds his dream (make that "nightmare") house
I know, the critics ripped at "The Money Pit" when it got released. They apparently didn't realize that it wasn't pretending to be a masterpiece; it was a big excuse to be funny, and they succeed. Some of the gags her seem to forecast the equally funny "Mousehunt". Personally, I think that Tom Hanks needs to act in some more comedies, and Shelley Long needs to get more roles in movies. My favorite scene? Well, I get the giggles whenever I think of the whole chain reaction. Just the kinds of things about which anyone should worry when moving into a new house (although my family didn't have such experiences when we moved into our house).

All in all, it shows that Richard Benjamin is as great a director as he is an actor. My generation ought to give him the recognition that my parents' generation gave him. Also starring Alexander Godunov (one of the Amish guys in "Witness"), Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna and Josh Mostel.

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Release Date:

26 March 1986


English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

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

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,344,555 30 March 1986

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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