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Director  Valerie Breiman
Budget  200,000 USD
Language  English
1.9/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Country  United States Canada
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Writer  Scott LaRose, Adam Sandler
Release date  May 11, 1989 (1989-05-11)
Screenplay  Adam Sandler, Valerie Breiman, Scott LaRose, Adam Rifkin
Cast  Adam Sandler (Schecky Moskowitz), Burt Young (General Noriega), Scott LaRose (Dickie Diamond), Milton Berle (Himself (Uncredited)), Adam Rifkin (Croaker/Miss Spain), Peter Berg (Mort Ginsberg)
Similar movies  Coffee and Cigarettes, Stranger Than Paradise, A Mighty Heart, Killing Zoe, The Lucky Ones, The Squid and the Whale
Tagline  In the world of comedy, it's sink or swim.

Going Overboard is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Valerie Breiman, and stars Adam Sandler in his film debut, Burt Young, Allen Covert, Billy Zane, Terry Moore, Milton Berle and Billy Bob Thornton in a small role. The film was originally released in 1989, but once Sandler became successful after appearing on Saturday Night Live and in the films Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, it was given a wider release by Vidmark Entertainment in 1996.


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Shecky Moskowitz (Sandler) is a struggling comedian working on a cruise ship. Shecky gets his chance to be the ship's comedian when it is thought that the regular comedian, Dickie Diamond (LaRose), had fallen overboard and drowned. (Dickie actually locked himself in the men's room) Shecky is nervous about performing, but King Neptune (Zane) convinces him to go for the opportunity by telling Shecky about the power of laughter. Shecky's first performance is very unsuccessful as he is booed off the stage, he is especially heckled by the construction worker Dave (Thornton). However, after a lecture by Milton Berle, Shecky succeeds in making the audience laugh. At that point, the terrorists come onboard and want to kill Miss Australia. Shecky, remembering the advice about the power of laughter, saves her by promising to put the assassins in a film.


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  • Adam Sandler as Shecky Moskowitz
  • Burt Young as Gen. Noriega
  • Tom Hodges as Bob
  • Scott LaRose as Dickie Diamond
  • Allen Covert as Bartender
  • Billy Zane as King Neptune
  • Terry Moore as Mistress
  • Milton Berle (credited) as Himself
  • Billy Bob Thornton as Dave
  • Dan Povenmire as Yellow Teeth
  • Steven Brill as Priest
  • Pete Berg as Mort Ginsberg
  • Adam Rifkin as Croaker / Miss Spain
  • Gabe Sachs as Funeral mourner
  • Critical reception

    The movie was completely panned by critics, with only 12% of 23 critics give it a positive review on Rotten Tomatoes, and Adam Sandler and Burt Young's performances were both critically panned.

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