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Opportunity Knocks (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 30 March 1990 (USA)
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Two con men hide out in a house while the owner is away; one of them assumes the identity of the absent house sitter when the owner's relatives come to visit, only for further complications to set in.

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Donald Petrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Carvey ... Eddie
Robert Loggia ... Milt
Todd Graff ... Lou
Julia Campbell ... Annie
Milo O'Shea ... Max
James Tolkan ... Sal
Doris Belack ... Mona
Sally Gracie Sally Gracie ... Connie
Mike Bacarella ... Pinkie
John M. Watson Sr. John M. Watson Sr. ... Harold Monroe
Beatrice Fredman Beatrice Fredman ... Bubbie
Thomas McElroy Thomas McElroy ... Men's Room Attendant
Jack McLaughlin-Gray ... Wine Steward
Gene Honda Gene Honda ... Japanese Businessman
Del Close ... Williamson
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Storyline

Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter supposed to watch the house for the absent owner won't be able to watch the house due to a new job in another part of the country. This provides for a pretty nifty arrangement for Eddie and Lou...until the relatives of the house owner drop by to visit. Eddie quickly adopts the guise of the person supposedly housesitting for the owner, and the shenanigans start from there. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Eddie Farrell is a con man. He's out of luck, out of time and out of money. But he'll be ready when... [OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle tiders chance See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,359,129
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "gas" furnace in the beginning of the movie is obviously an oil burning furnace from the type of piping and regulator shown See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in June. Annie says she needs to give kids a bunch of flu shots but that is not the time of year to give a flu shot. See more »

Quotes

Lou Pesquino: Hey, hey I was just browsin'
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Features Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Stay Together
Performed by Suzie Rose
Written by Willie Mitchell, Al Green and Al Jackson Jr. (as Al Jackson)
Produced by Jai Winding
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Serviceable comedy light on story, not laughs.
4 January 2001 | by firepantsSee all my reviews

This 1990 film was the first of two attempts by Dana Carvey to parlay his success on Saturday Night Live to the silver screen (Clean Slate - 1994). Carvey is better than expected, and while most of the laughs are from borderline sketch comedy better suited for television (such as his wide variety of impressions), his talent is great enough to make this movie watchable, and even enjoyable at times. The plot and script, while contrived and full of holes, does manage to serve it's purpose by moving the story along and getting Carvey from one punchline to the next. Carvey's efforts are even more significant given the notably weak performances turned in by the rest of the cast, including the usually adequate Robert Loggia.


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