D: Garry Marshall
MGM (Alexandra Rose & Anthea Sylbert)
US 1987
112 mins


W: Leslie Dixon
DP: John A. Alonzo
Ed: Dov Hoenig & Sonny Baskin
Mus: Alan Silvestri

Goldie Hawn (Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt), Kurt Russell (Dean Proffitt), Edward Herrmann (Grant Stayton III), Katherine Helmond (Edith Mintz), Roddy McDowell (Andrew)

Starring the real-life couple of Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, it's a bit of an in-joke that at the start of this comedy-romance, they don't get on. In fact, they do rather hate each other.

Hawn plays a spoilt heiress who hires Russell for some carpentry work, but after she reneges on payment he wants some revenge, and finally gets it when he convinces her that she's his wife after she suffers amnesia, using her to look after his unruly kids whilst he goes about his business.

The film is generally good fun, played for laughs and utilises the chemistry between its screen partnership to good effect.


Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell in Overboard
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell in Overboard