History Film / TheMoneyPit

17th Apr '16 12:36:56 AM Mdumas43073
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A [[TheEighties 1986]] film comedy directed by Richard Benjamin starring Creator/TomHanks and Creator/ShelleyLong. The Money Pit features attorney Walter Fielding (Hanks) and his violinist girlfriend Anna (Long), who are swindled into buying a house that's falling apart at the seams. As they keep getting further in debt in their efforts to restore the house, the pressure starts taking a toll on the couple. Part of [[TheEighties Hanks's early period of comedies]] made [[TomHanksSyndrome before]] ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', the film is also one of the reasons Shelley Long quit the cast of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hoping to make a transition to movies.

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A [[TheEighties 1986]] film comedy directed by Richard Benjamin Benjamin, starring Creator/TomHanks and Creator/ShelleyLong. The Money Pit features attorney Creator/ShelleyLong.

Walter Fielding (Hanks) and his violinist girlfriend Anna (Long), who (Long) are swindled into buying a an old house that's falling apart at the seams. As they keep getting further in debt in their efforts to restore the house, the pressure starts taking a toll on the couple. Part of [[TheEighties Hanks's early period of comedies]] made [[TomHanksSyndrome before]] ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', the film is also one of the reasons Shelley Long quit the cast of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hoping to make a transition to movies.
22nd Feb '16 8:51:27 AM Psi001
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** The only reason Anna beleives Walter should forgive her for sleeping with Max is because Walter spent an entire evening from sitting down to dinner til after going to bed nagging her over whether anything happened between her and Max constantly promising that if anything did happen he would be perfectly ok with it and not blame her or hold her responsible. Anna actually believes him which is why she expects him to forgive her and sees his subsequent reaction and behaviour as him being a hypocrite which is why she cant forgive him.

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** The only reason Anna beleives Walter should forgive her for sleeping with Max is because Walter spent an entire evening from sitting down to dinner til after going to bed nagging her over whether anything happened between her and Max constantly promising that if anything did happen he would be perfectly ok with it and not blame her or hold her responsible. Anna actually believes him which is why she expects him to forgive her and sees his subsequent reaction and behaviour as him being a hypocrite which is why she cant forgive him. Still it's hard to believe Walter would be owed forgiveness on this somewhat spurious liability if the roles were reversed.
25th May '15 10:24:45 PM Sheora
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* KarmaHoudini: Narrowly averted for [[spoiler: Walter's father]]. The last scene in the film is him and [[spoiler: his new wife buying a gorgeous mansion in South America -- from the same two con artists who]] sold Walter and Anna their lemon.

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* KarmaHoudini: Narrowly averted Averted for [[spoiler: Walter's father]]. The last scene in the film is him and [[spoiler: his new wife buying a gorgeous mansion in South America -- from the same two con artists who]] sold Walter and Anna their lemon.
20th Feb '15 9:55:27 AM ritzoreo
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A [[TheEighties 1986]] film comedy directed by Richard Benjamin starring Creator/TomHanks and Creator/ShelleyLong. The Money Pit features attorney Walter Fielding (Hanks) and his violinist girlfriend Anna (Long), who are swindled into buying a house that's falling apart at the seams. As they keep getting further in debt in their efforts to restore the house, the pressure starts taking a toll on the couple. Part of [[TheEighties Hanks's period of comedies]] made between ''Film/{{Splash}}'' and ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'', the film is also one of the reasons Shelley Long quit the cast of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hoping to make a transition to movies.

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A [[TheEighties 1986]] film comedy directed by Richard Benjamin starring Creator/TomHanks and Creator/ShelleyLong. The Money Pit features attorney Walter Fielding (Hanks) and his violinist girlfriend Anna (Long), who are swindled into buying a house that's falling apart at the seams. As they keep getting further in debt in their efforts to restore the house, the pressure starts taking a toll on the couple. Part of [[TheEighties Hanks's early period of comedies]] made between ''Film/{{Splash}}'' and ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'', [[TomHanksSyndrome before]] ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', the film is also one of the reasons Shelley Long quit the cast of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hoping to make a transition to movies.
5th Jan '15 11:51:00 PM RushLimborg
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** Played straight for [[spoiler: the con artists themselves]], though....
18th Oct '14 10:21:57 AM jamespolk
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* WholePlotReference: Suspiciously similar to the 1948 classic ''Literature/MrBlandingsBuildsHisDreamHouse''.
10th Sep '14 4:43:31 AM Erlani
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** The only reason Anna beleives Walter should forgive her for sleeping with Max is because Walter spent an entire evening from sitting down to dinner til after going to bed nagging her over whether anything happened between her and Max constantly promising that if anything did happen he would be perfectly ok with it and not blame her or hold her responsible. Anna actually believes him which is why she expects him to forgive her and sees his subsequent reaction and behaviour as him being a hypocrite which is why she cant forgive him.
3rd May '14 11:51:30 PM ritzoreo
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* KarmaHoudini: Narrowly averted for Walter's father. The last scene in the film is him and his paramour buying a gorgeous mansion in South America -- from the same two con artists who sold Walter and Anna their lemon.

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* KarmaHoudini: Narrowly averted for [[spoiler: Walter's father. father]]. The last scene in the film is him and [[spoiler: his paramour new wife buying a gorgeous mansion in South America -- from the same two con artists who who]] sold Walter and Anna their lemon.
6th Mar '14 11:07:12 AM m8e
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A [[TheEighties 1986]] film comedy directed by Richard Benjamin starring TomHanks and Creator/ShelleyLong. The Money Pit features attorney Walter Fielding (Hanks) and his violinist girlfriend Anna (Long), who are swindled into buying a house that's falling apart at the seams. As they keep getting further in debt in their efforts to restore the house, the pressure starts taking a toll on the couple. Part of [[TheEighties Hanks's period of comedies]] made between ''Film/{{Splash}}'' and ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'', the film is also one of the reasons Shelley Long quit the cast of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hoping to make a transition to movies.

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A [[TheEighties 1986]] film comedy directed by Richard Benjamin starring TomHanks Creator/TomHanks and Creator/ShelleyLong. The Money Pit features attorney Walter Fielding (Hanks) and his violinist girlfriend Anna (Long), who are swindled into buying a house that's falling apart at the seams. As they keep getting further in debt in their efforts to restore the house, the pressure starts taking a toll on the couple. Part of [[TheEighties Hanks's period of comedies]] made between ''Film/{{Splash}}'' and ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'', the film is also one of the reasons Shelley Long quit the cast of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hoping to make a transition to movies.
21st Jan '14 8:57:53 PM RushLimborg
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A [[TheEighties 1986]] film comedy directed by Richard Benjamin starring TomHanks and ShelleyLong. The Money Pit features attorney Walter Fielding (Hanks) and his violinist girlfriend Anna (Long), who are swindled into buying a house that's falling apart at the seams. As they keep getting further in debt in their efforts to restore the house, the pressure starts taking a toll on the couple. Part of [[TheEighties Hanks's period of comedies]] made between ''Film/{{Splash}}'' and ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'', the film is also one of the reasons Shelley Long quit the cast of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hoping to make a transition to movies.

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A [[TheEighties 1986]] film comedy directed by Richard Benjamin starring TomHanks and ShelleyLong.Creator/ShelleyLong. The Money Pit features attorney Walter Fielding (Hanks) and his violinist girlfriend Anna (Long), who are swindled into buying a house that's falling apart at the seams. As they keep getting further in debt in their efforts to restore the house, the pressure starts taking a toll on the couple. Part of [[TheEighties Hanks's period of comedies]] made between ''Film/{{Splash}}'' and ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'', the film is also one of the reasons Shelley Long quit the cast of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hoping to make a transition to movies.
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