How much do you know about Overboard, the Goldie Hawn classic?

How much do you know about Overboard, the Goldie Hawn classic?
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About This Quiz

No certified romantic comedy lover is worth their cinematic salt if they don't know the 80s movie, "Overboard." The film has a cult following, which should be reason enough to watch. While it might not be one of the best-known comedies of the 1980s, don't let it slip under the radar.

Released back in 1987, the movie was helmed by Garry Marshall, the late, great director of other Hollywood rom-coms such as, "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries," as well as TV shows such as, "Happy Days" and "Mork and Mindy."

"Overboard" leads us through a series of absurd events involving a yacht, an employee out for revenge and a case of amnesia. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn work their theatrical, comedic charm in this film while the chemistry of the real-life and reel-life couple oozes from every single frame.

The film was so beloved that it was remade in 2018 and starred Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris.

So, have we jogged your memory enough to take this quiz? Hey, don't go overboard! Just enjoy the quiz ride!



What kind of ship does Goldie Hawn's character, Joanna, fall from?
Sailboat
Yacht
Joanna falls from a luxury yacht and then suffers from amnesia. From then on, she forgets that she's wealthy and is immersed in a life of domestic, humble poverty​.
Cruise ship
Canoe

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What's Dean's dream job in the movie?
To be a pilot
To build a miniature golf course
Dean (and his friend Billy) dream about opening their own miniature golf course, and by the end of the movie, they get the chance to do it.
To open a cafe
To be a dancer

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What trade is Kurt Russell's character, Dean, employed in?
Carpentry
Dean is a lowly carpenter that comes aboard the yacht to fix Joanna's closet. The most famous image of his character is one in which he is holding a chainsaw.
Plumbing
Painting
Animal husbandry

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After her amnesia, what is Joanna told that her name is?
Annie Proffitt
She is told by Dean that her name is Annie, and since he's pretending that she is his wife, she becomes Annie Proffitt to his Dean Proffitt.
Charlene Green
Melissa Esposito
Jane Delatour

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How many boys does Dean have?
One
Seven
Two
Four
He had four kids with his late wife. Two of them are twins, but all four of them are more than a handful.

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Who plays Joanna's butler?
Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall plays the beloved butler. He's also an executive producer of the film.
Clint Eastwood
Forest Whitaker
Anthony Hopkins

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In a rush to get the boys off to school, what kind of sandwich does Joanna make for them?
Turkey with ketchup
Tuna and lettuce
Peanut butter, jelly and mayo
She hurriedly puts peanut butter and jelly on torn pieces of bread and also adds mayonnaise. She puts these in paper bags with loose M&Ms.
Bacon and tomato

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What did Joanna leave on the deck of the boat that caused her to fall overboard?
Her sunglasses
A shoe
Her wedding ring
Joanna is lying in bed when she realizes she left her wedding ring on the deck. She asks her husband to get it, but he refuses, so she steps outside and falls overboard.
A $100 bill

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What's Dean's favorite hangout with the boys?
The horse races
The bowling alley
There are many scenes that take place in Dean's favorite bowling alley. It's where he says he goes every night after dinner.
The local tavern
A dance hall

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What foreign language does Joanna start speaking out of the blue, surprising​ even herself?
German
Italian
Chinese
French
Joanna is heard speaking French at the beginning of the film. Then, out of the blue at a barbecue, she begins to speak it again. However, she doesn't remember that she could speak French in the first place.

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When Joanna refuses to sleep with him at their first night at his house in the woods, what does he reply?
"Do you have a headache?"
"Can I hold you for a while?"
"What, no boom boom?"
As Dean pretends to be drunk and collapses on her, she refuses, so he says, "What, no boom boom?" She replies, "No boom boom."
"Do you realize what you're missing out on?"

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When Dean first meets Joanna on the boat, what is she wearing?
A catsuit
A ballgown
Nothing
A white swimsuit and coat
Joanna first appears wearing a bathing suit with a white coat. This ensemble is accentuated by gold military shoulder pads and a sparkly silver hair scrunchie.

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What trick do the four boys play on Joanna?
They steal her clothes.
They glue her hands to plates.
When the boys glue her hands to plates, she serves them a pie on one of the plates and then douses them with a hose in revenge.
They dye her hair.
They put a lizard in her bed.

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Dean's best friend, Billy, wants the miniature golf course to be called,"Sink 'Em and Drink 'Em," but Joanna suggests what theme instead?
Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Seven Wonders of the World
By suggesting this global theme, Joanna sparks the men's imaginations and begins to design the themed course herself.
The jungle
Island paradise

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The boys get sent home from school with what medical problem?
Food poisoning
Fever
Lice
Poison oak
A mean teacher thinks the kids are malingering, but once Joanna shows up to school, she points out that the boys are itching from head to toe. Once home to treat them for poison oak exposure, Joanna discovers that she has a poison oak rash, as well.

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When she is teaching the youngest boy to read, what gift does he give to Joanna?
A paper flower
A picture of a dragon
A "Transformers" T-shirt
A macaroni necklace
Joanna puts the necklace on with pride, and the little boy asks her if she's ever going to leave, because "sometimes moms leave."

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When Joanna uses a chainsaw in the yard, she manages to take the head off of what?
A scarecrow
Joanna ruins many things while wielding a chainsaw; She takes the head off a scarecrow, rips through a basket, and finally destroys a fence.
A bear
A bird
A stalk of corn

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When Dean lies and says that he's out bowling, where else does she catch him?
At a hothouse
Working a second job
One night, he goes bowling without his bowling ball. This is when Joanna discovers that he's working a second job hauling fertilizer.
Living in a second house
Working on a secret carpentry project

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"Overboard" was directed by which acclaimed director?
Steven Spielberg
Alfred Hitchcock
Garry Marshall
Garry Marshall is responsible for some of the greatest comedies of the '80s. "Overboard" is a typical upbeat Gary Marshall romantic comedy.
Ridley Scott

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In what state is Dean's modest cabin home?
Hawaii
New York
Rhode Island
Oregon
His cabin is on the Oregon coast, where Joanna's yacht just so happened to get stuck while in need of repairs.

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When Joanna has a dream at night about her wealthy past, what is she doing in the dream?
Sitting on the beach in France
Drinking champagne on New Years
As Joanna lies on the couch with water leaking on her, she dreams that she's at a New Years celebration with a piano player nearby and a glass of champagne in her hand.
Getting a pedicure
Shopping at Dior

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What does Joanna find in the glove compartment of Dean's car, which makes her think he's cheating?
Lipstick
A bottle of perfume
The photo of another woman
A pair of panties
Joanna finds a lavender pair of panties with the initials J.S. She thinks this means that Dean is cheating, but she doesn't realize that the panties are her own.

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Dean tells the story of two fictional lovers who are reunited at sea. What are the names of the pair?
Romeo and Julietta
Greg and Mallory
Catarina and Arturo
Catarina and Arturo are two characters that drown searching for each other in the ocean. At the end of "Overboard," Joanna and Dean emulate their story by jumping into the water and reuniting.
Constance and Willoughby

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When Dean decides to get Joanna back, what does he use to get out to her yacht?
A rowboat
The Coast Guard
Dean and the kids ride out on a Coast Guard boat towards Joanna, to win her back. Apparently, his character had friends in high places.
A helicopter
A jet ski

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What iconic garment is Joanna wearing when she jumps off the boat to reunite with Dean?
A Chanel suit
A two-piece bikini
An elegant kaftan
A gold sequin dress
While wearing one of the most stunning outfits in the movie, Joanna jumps into the water. She's wearing a gold sequin gown and the macaroni necklace the young boy gave her. A member of the Coast Guard says, "Woman overboard! She's wearing an evening dress, sir."

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In the movie, where does Joanna's mother have a luxurious apartment?
Paris
Dubai
Manhattan
There are frequent calls to and from her mother, and these scenes take place within her mother's luxury Manhattan apartment, where she has servants and a little dog.
Newport

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What drinking skill does Joanna teach the crew of the yacht?
How to make a Jaeger bomb
How to do a body shot
How to drink from a beer bong
How to take a shot of Tequila
While her husband is upstairs, Joanna goes down below and shows the guys how to take shots of Tequila, using salt and lime.

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After Joanna rediscovers who she is and returns to the yacht, what bachelor meal does Dean make for dinner?
Boxed mac n' cheese
Frozen pizza
SpaghettiOs with Ritz crackers on top
Dean makes a meal in frustration, now that Joanna is gone. At a loss for how to cook, he puts two cans of SpaghettiOs in a pot and throws in a handful of Ritz crackers.
Pasta noodles and ketchup

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What do Joanna and Dean toast with on her fake birthday?
A glass of beer
Jaegermeister
A $7 bottle of Champagne
Joanna and Dean go outside onto the patio to look at the water and make a toast, sipping a $7 bottle of Champagne that Joanna exclaims cost a fortune. She exclaims, "I've never tasted anything quite like this."
Dom Perignon

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What pet do the boys have that disgusts Joanna?
A rabbit
A snake
A turtle
The pet turtle ends up in her sink one morning, and then the next day, it's in the bathtub. She is none too thrilled about these events.
A tarantula

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Dean's best friend, "Bad Billy Pratt," says which of these genius lines?
"Annie, I'm a bum, and there ain't no changing me."
"Ain't nothing come between me and a six pack, except a chocolate cake."
"Annie, I'm sorry. I got horny. Do you hate me?"
Billy says this to Joanna when he lies, telling her the panties were from some girl he slept with. He tells her they used the back of Dean's truck.
"I'm building a fort out of empty beer cans."

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How much money did Joanna pay Dean to fix her closet on the yacht?
$600.00
$100,000.00
$5.00
$0.00
She refused to pay for his work because she wanted the closet made of cedar, and he made it out of oak. He fell overboard after that, and she threw his tools in after him.

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When Joanna asks Dean how old she is, he lies and tells her she's 29, but how old was Goldie Hawn when she made this movie?
42
Goldie Hawn was 42 when she made "Overboard," and she seemed quite pleased when Kurt Russell's character lied to her and told her she was only 29.
25
29
It's a mystery

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When Joanna returns to her true husband, Grant, what does he say he was doing in her absence?
Playing hooky with floozies
Burning the candle at both ends
Whacking the donkey with painted ladies
As Joanna tries to escape, Grant tells her that other women are interested in him, and admits that he was, indeed, "whacking the donkey with painted ladies."
Living like Louise XIV

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"Overboard" takes place in the fictitious town of Elk Cove, OR, but where was the film actually shot?
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
On a sound stage
Mendocino, CA
Filmed in picturesque Mendocino on the Pacific coast, the location provided lush redwood forest and plenty of water access for filming the yacht.

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