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Going Overboard (1989)

R | | Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship hoping for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise-ship comedy.

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Valerie Breiman

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Valerie Breiman, Adam Sandler (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Young ... General Noriega
Adam Sandler ... Schecky Moskowitz
Scott LaRose ... Dickie Diamond
Lisa Collins ... Ellen (as Liza Collins Zane)
Tom Hodges ... Bob / Schecky's Mother
Adam Rifkin ... Croaker / Miss Spain
Peter Berg ... Mort Ginsberg (as Pete Berg)
Valerie Breiman ... Bambi
Joe Gieb ... Referee
Ricky Paull Goldin ... Terrorist Without Shirt
Warren Selko Warren Selko ... Terrorist with Mustache
Steven Brill ... Priest
Billy Zane ... King Neptune
Terry Moore ... Mistress
Kim Ferrill Kim Ferrill ... Miss Ohio
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Storyline

Shecky Moskowitz, a deservedly struggling young comedian, lands a menial job on the cruise ship that's holding the Miss Universe pageant. The Big Man On Deck for this voyage is Dickie Diamond, the ship's comedian and all-around ladies' man. As an assorted array of thugs, Panamanian mercenaries, and terrorists try to storm the ship, Shecky hopes for one big chance to prove himself and enter the exciting world of cruise-ship comedy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The world's most horrible boating disaster... and it's still afloat! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unsinkable Shecky Moskowitz See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Movie executive Bryan Haworth of Miramax lobbied for the Weinstein Group and Harvey Weinstein to pick up distribution costs for the film. Unfortunately at the time, Weinstein was already committed to other projects including Falcon Crest (1981) and later Reservoir Dogs (1992) (Quentin Tarantino's first film). See more »

Goofs

When General Noriega ordered the terrorists to kill Miss Australia, they travelled to the cruise ship from Panama in one day. In reality, it would not be possible to reach the ship in that amount of time. See more »

Quotes

Dickie Diamond: [to Shecky ] Look at ya, you look just like ya sister... A PIG!
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On the Deck
Performed by Dana Rasch, John Ugarte, Steven Scott Smalley (as Scott Smalley)
Produced by Steven Scott Smalley (as Scott Smalley)
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Worst. Movie. Ever.
8 March 2006 | by jeradenSee all my reviews

I saw this movie about 5 years ago, and the memory of it still haunts me to this day. I was fully aware at how awful it was supposed to be going into it, so I have only myself to blame. But like most, I didn't believe all the negativity. Being a Sandler fan, it just seemed inconceivable one of his movies could really be that bad. I figured it was just Sandler haters. I couldn't have been more wrong.

What we have here is a comedy that does not contain even 1 second of anything funny. That is actually quite an accomplish. You'd think in a 90 minute comedy, they might have accidentally stumbled upon something even remotely amusing. But no, it's just horrible. It's not "so bad it's good", its just bad. You cannot laugh at how bad it is, you can only cry. You wait patiently for a joke that will at least make you chuckle, but they never come.

Have you seen the movie The Ring? Where the people watch a video tape and die 7 days later? If this movie was on the video tape, people would die instantly, by their own hand, and there would be smile on their face as they realize their agony has ended, and that would be the first smile since they pressed play.

You might be inclined to watch it just to see how bad it is, unable to curb your curiosity. Don't. Please don't. Trust me, I'm doing you a favor. There are 2 types of people in the world, those that think Going Overboard is the worst movie ever made, and those that have not yet seen it.


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