• Publication date: April 14, 2013

The Money Pit

When Anna wakes up to workmen placing her ex-husband Max’s furniture, in her and her boyfriend Walter’s New York pad, they realize they need to move out yesterday. Adding to the pressure is the fact that Walter’s dad, Walter Sr. has just embezzled millions from Walter’s musician clients. So when the couple learns of a ‘distress sale’ mansion up for sale in the suburbs, they believe they’ve found their dream house, or have they?

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1989

MBC 2:

April 21, 2013 12:30 (KSA) ~ April 21, 2013 11:30 (CLT)

When Anna Crowley (Shelley Long) wakes up to workmen placing her ex-husband Max Beissart (Alexander Godunov)’s furniture, in her and her boyfriend Walter (Tom Hanks)’s New York pad, they realize they need to move out yesterday.

Adding to the pressure is the fact that Walter’s dad, Walter Sr. (Douglass Watson) has just flown to Rio with a bag filled with millions of dollars of money embezzled from Walter’s musician clients. So when the couple learns of a ‘distress sale’ mansion, up for sale in the suburbs, for a mere million, they believe they’ve found their dream house, or have they?

Based on the 1946 bestseller by Eric Hodgins, ‘Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House’, it was then made into a film in 1948 starring Cry Grant and carrying the same name. Then in 1986, Richard Benjamin tackled the same novel in his adaptation starring Tom Hanks, in one of his re-discovered gems.

In 2007, the novel was yet again loosely adapted for ‘Are We Done Yet?’

Starring:

  • Tom Hanks
  • Shelley Long
  • Alexander Godunov
  • Maureen Stapleton
  • Joe Mantegna
  • Philip Bosco
  • John van Dreelen
  • Carmine Caridi

Directed by:  Richard Benjamin

Rating:  PG.