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In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ... See full summary »
Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt first met at Yale University where they developed the characters of the two unemployed actors that they play in this film.
Arthur: You stole my death.
The song, "Skokiaan" is used in the movie which takes place in the 1930s. However, "Skokiaan" was not released until 1947.
As the closing credits roll, the entire cast performs a line dance, starting on the ocean liner set and working their way out of the soundstage.
$308,767 (USA) (4 October 1998)
$2,197,921 (USA) (10 January 1999)