Housesitter
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1992
Director: Frank Oz
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-031922
Running time: 1:41 (101 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: July 07, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#768)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn star in this hilarious romantic comedy about the consequences of "stretching" the truth.

When architect Newton Davis' girlfriend Becky (Dana Delany) turns down his marriage proposal, his newly-built dream house suddenly becomes nothing more than an empty monument to her rejection. That is, until a chance encounter with Gwen (Hawn) turns his life upside-down.

Intrigued by Newton's story, Gwen visits the house and decides to move in on her own. Resourceful and creative, Gwen is soon fixing up the house and charming Newton's family and neighbors — all the while passing herself off as his new wife! Gwen even befriends Becky, who begins to see a Newton she never knew existed.

Horrified at the deception yet unable to stop it, Newton finds himself playing along with her preposterous stories, her attempts at reconciling differences within his family and her campaign for his promotion at work. Finally, he convinces Gwen to fabricate their "divorce" so he can still get married to Becky — until he has a change of heart. It's a delightful, warmhearted and intelligent comedy from director Frank Oz.
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Genres
Comedy
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Imagine Films Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Frank Oz....Director
Writing
Mark Stein....Story By
Brian Grazer....Story By
Mark Stein....Screenwriter
Production
Bernie Williams....Executive Producer
Brian Grazer....Producer
Cinematography
John A. Alonzo....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John Jympson....Film Editor
Music
Miles Goodman....Composer
Sound
Martin Raymond Bolger....Production Sound Mixer
Maurice Schell....Supervising Sound Editor
Lee Dichter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kerry Kelley....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Harry Higgins....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Betsy Cox....Costume Designer
Ida Random....Production Designer
Jack Blackman....Art Director
Jeff Sage....Art Director
Rosalie Samplin Wallace....Costume Designer
Frank H. Griffin, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Tom Case....Make-up Artist
Al Disarro....Visual Effects
Cast
Steve Martin....Davis
Goldie Hawn....Gwen
Dana Delany....Becky
Julie Harris....Edna Davis
Donald Moffat....George Davis
Peter MacNicol....Marty
Richard B. Shull....Ralph
Laurel Cronin....Mary
Roy Cooper....Moseby
Christopher Durang....Reverend Lipton
Heywood Hale Broun....Travis
Cherry Jones....Patty
Vasek Simek....Karol
Suzanne Whang....Moseby's Secretary
Mary Klug....Lorraine
Alice Duffy....Hazel
Ken Cheeseman....Harv
Bus Drivers
Tony V.
Ricardo Pitts-Wiley
Belle McDonald....Aunt Betty
Bill McDonald....Uncle Ray
Kevin O'Brien....Caterer Truck Driver
Party Guests
Maggie Steig
Molly D. Gerard
David Hannegan
Edward Mason
Grenville Cuyler
Rose-Ann San Martino....Shopkeeper
Hazel Gardner....Mother with Stroller
Phyllis Jubett Gould....Dobb's Mill Pedestrian
Restaurant Guests
George Michael Jones
Moira J. McCarthy
Michael Nurse....Dedication Ceremony Speaker
Howe F. Perrigo....Bus Person
Patricia Madden....China Shop Proprietor