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Overboard (1978)

Attractive, affluent married couple Mitch and Lindy Garrison sail their yacht to Tahiti to recharge their relationship and add spice to their upper-middle-class lives.

Director:

John Newland

Writers:

Hank Searls (novel), Hank Searls (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Angie Dickinson ... Lindy Garrison
Cliff Robertson ... Mitch Garrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Acajou Acajou ... Fisherman
Joan Cox Joan Cox ... Joan
Coco Dexter Coco Dexter ... Parts Proprietor
Yves Doom Yves Doom ... Taarii
Andrew Duggan ... Dugan
Gary Edwards Gary Edwards ... Klaus
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Shawn
Jim Fox Jim Fox ... Yacht Crew, Dancer
Skip Homeier ... Dr. Medlow
Inez Lombard Inez Lombard ... Tiari
Tumara Robinson Tumara Robinson ... Mahura
Christina Shigedomi Christina Shigedomi ... Drug Store Clerk
Michael Strong ... Bernie Bertelli
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Attractive, affluent married couple Mitch and Lindy Garrison sail their yacht to Tahiti to recharge their relationship and add spice to their upper-middle-class lives.

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bikini | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A la deriva See more »

Filming Locations:

Tahiti, French Polynesia

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Acajou (playing the Fisherman) was a chef and restaurateur in Tahiti when this film was shot. His restaurant "Acajou's" is called "Papeete's most famous" in the 1989 edition of David Stanley's Tahiti-Polynesia Handbook. See more »

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He's unhappy, she's frustrated...but soon, there's real trouble
13 July 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Newport Beach lawyer, anxious to leave the rat race and chase his lifelong dream of sailing to the South Seas, is encouraged by his wife to purchase a yacht and "be free"; unfortunately, while steering in shifts, she falls overboard some 100 miles northwest of Tahiti (blame it on that pesky cat!). Hank Searls' adapted his novel for television, framing the majority of his story--the couple's rocky marriage--in that old TV device, The Flashback. However, since nothing but internal misery has dogged this bickering couple in the past, and the present offers us little more than Angie Dickinson treading water in a life-jacket, there's nothing to look forward to but their reunion. As an actress, Dickinson must have been attracted to the possibility of fireworks between the spouses--but with monotone Cliff Robertson playing opposite her, the chances for anything dramatically exciting are slim.


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