The Money Pit Movie Trivia

The Money Pit Trivia

It's enough to bring the house down
The Money Pit Picture
"Carlos and I were very happy here"

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Film facts for the 1986 Comedy movie starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Joe Mantegna

Philip Bosco, Maureen Stapleton, Josh Mostel, Yakov Smirnoff, Carmine Caridi, Brian Backer, Billy Lombardo, Mia Dillon, John Van Dreelen, Douglass Watson, Lucille Dobrin, Tetchie Agbayani Update Cast

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Thanks to mlm_lisa
The old lady who initally sold the couple the house (Maureen Stapleton) is also in the Cocoon movies as well as in "Johnny Dangerously".
Thanks to Santiago Velasquez
Alexander Godunov, who played Max, started off as an amazingly talented ballet dancer. One of his classmates and friends at the Riga Ballet school in Russia was Mikhail Baryshnikov. After graduating he toured with the Moscow Classical Ballet. In 1973 he won a gold medal at the Moscow International Competition. In August 1979 he defected from the USSR. The story grew in importance when his ballerina wife returned to the USSR a few days later. He joined the American Ballet Theater and danced with it until 1982 when he and its director Baryshnikov had a falling out. He was, by then, a frequent companion of Jacqueline Bisset. Sadly, Godunov, who also played excellent parts in "Die Hard" and "Witness" died in May of 1995. He was just 45 years old.
Editor Nick
The Volkswagen Beetle covered in light bulbs is called The LIGHTMOBILE. It was created by Eric Staller, an American artist born September 14, 1947 and the first in his 'urban UFOs series'.

The little VW is covered with 1659 lamps that are computerized into 20 different patterns of light flowing over the car.
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The lead crossdresser in many scenes, the one with the gravely voice is Lesley West the lead singer/guitarist from the 70's rock group Mountain.
Thanks to Frank R.
There is a picture of Olivia Newton-John on Alexander Gudonov's wall in the scene after Shelley Long spends the night at his place. She has her hair up, with an old fashioned hat with one of those net-like things over her face. The picture appeared on the back of her 1985 single, "Soul Kiss."

Bogus Trivia

There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "The Money Pit".
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