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Houseguest (1995)

PG | | Comedy | 6 January 1995 (USA)
In hot water with the mob over an unpaid debt, a con man poses as a family friend in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb.

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Randall Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sinbad ... Kevin Franklin
Phil Hartman ... Gary Young
Kim Greist ... Emily Young
Kim Murphy ... Brooke Young
Chauncey Leopardi ... Jason Young
Talia Seider Talia Seider ... Sarah Young
Paul Ben-Victor ... Pauly Gasperini
Tony Longo ... Joey Gasperini
Jeffrey Jones ... Ron Timmerman
Stan Shaw ... Larry the Tattoo Artist
Ron Glass ... Dr. Derek Bond
Kevin Jordan Kevin Jordan ... Steve 'ST-3'
Mason Adams ... Mr. Pike
Patricia Fraser Patricia Fraser ... Nancy Pike
Don Brockett ... Happy Marcelli
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Storyline

Kevin Franklin is a con man whose mouth is bigger than him, but it doesn't help him much when he's in with the mob for $50,000. Trying to avoid a gambling addict boss, and his two stupid henchmen, Kevin poses as a childhood friend to Gary Young, a workaholic father whose own life is in turmoil in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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Taglines:

They were just your average, uptight suburban family until Kevin Franklin stepped into the picture. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, double entendre humor and some comic violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Convidado à Força See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,325,256
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1995, both this film and Bye Bye Love (1995) featured extensive McDonald's product placement, but neither film was accompanied by a promotional tie-in with the fast-food restaurant. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin/Derek and Dr. Timmerman examine Mr. Pike's dental XRay, you can clearly see that the XRay is that of a female patient with two earrings visible. See more »

Quotes

[Kevin's shipment of baseball cards come in]
Kevin Franklin: The entire 1994 baseball season, know what I'm saying? I got Ken Griffey Jr. here, Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco. People spend big money for baseball cards, but if they get hurt, it's even worth more money! Say one of them's going to the car after the game, gets hit - pow! I don't wanna see it happen, but if it does, I'm getting paid!
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Crazy Credits

Sinbad and Phil Hartman sing several food-themed parodies over the credits with music and a chorus in the background. Phil Hartman uses the name "Sinbad" during these songs instead of either of the character's names from the movie. See more »

Connections

Features Boomerang (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Kill Your Parents
Lyrics by Randall Miller, Jody Savin
Music by John Debney
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A funny, good movie!
19 September 2002 | by DocterrySee all my reviews

This movie surprisingly works and is very funny and enjoyable and it's also, what I think to be the litmus test of a good movie, always good for repeated viewing without losing its charm. I pass by the film on cable and find myself watching it again and still laughing. I know this seems hard to believe especially since the story is ridiculous and the script is pretty banal. I've come to the conclusion that it's the genuine talent of Sinbad, an exceedingly funny man who unfortunately seems to have disappeared from show business as of late. Phil Hartman adds a great deal to the film with his always impeccable delivery but I can't help but think of his horrible tragedy and kind of fall out of the movie's whimsy at times.

I always liked this movie. It manages to rise above most Hollywood comedies that are inevitably annoying and dispensable. This movie is fun and has great acting which makes up for the fact that it is, by nature, just a screwball comedy. It's a total guilty pleasure but I say go for it.


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