A man, driven by revenge, kidnaps the woman who wronged him. Suffering from amnesia, the woman is tricked into thinking she is his wife and forced to clean, cook, and raise his four children ... until she starts to suspect that things are not as they seem. Sound like a great '90s thriller? Well, it's not. It's the plot of "Overboard," Garry Marshall's 1987 comedy starring Goldie Hawn ("Snatched"), Kurt Russell ("Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"), Edward Hermann ("Gilmore Girls"), and Katherine Helmond ("Who's the Boss?"). Hilarious!
This week, Team CAN'T WAIT! discusses the '80s exploration of false imprisonment, fraud, and the high jinks that ensue when you trick a mind-wiped heiress into thinking she's poor, married to you, and the mother of your four horrible children. Topics discussed include: the legal consequences (or lack thereof) of the basic plot points of "Overboard," the majesty (and secrets) of Tillamook County (this is not a sponsored podcast!), successful nepotism, the magic of watching Goldie Hawn, and what it sounds like when a soundtrack is composed on a Casio keyboard (sorry, Alan Silvestri). It's quite a ride.
Tune in next time for Phil's pick, 1992's "The Bodyguard," a mediocre movie that birthed the best-selling soundtrack of all time.
Listen to CAN'T WAIT! A Movie Lover's Podcast Episode 21: 'Overboard'Total runtime: 52:32
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