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Houseguest

Houseguest

Randall Miller (1995)

104min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This so-so vehicle for Sinbad - the American comedy star, not the former Brookside regular - went straight to video this side of the pond. In this variation on a familiar theme, the nautically named comedian plays a petty con artist on the run from the Mob who, passing himself off as the long-lost chum of uptight lawyer Phil Hartman, moves in with his family. Sinbad's freewheeling style raises the odd giggle, and he works well with Hartman. However, Randall Miller's direction is uninspired, and the result is ultimately a pretty predictable affair.

Summary

A failing businessman poses as a complete stranger's old school friend in a bid to elude the loan sharks hunting him down. However, the devious imposter soon realises impersonating someone he knows nothing about is more difficult than he imagined - and chaos ensues when the debt collectors uncover his new identity. Comedy, starring Sinbad and Phil Hartman. Includes RTÉ News and Weather.

Cast & Crew

Kevin Franklin Sinbad
Gary Young Phil Hartman
Emily Young Kim Greist
Jason Young Chauncey Leopardi
Sarah Young Talia Seider
Brooke Young Kim Murphy
Pauly Gasperini Paul Ben-Victor
Joey Gasperini Tony Longo
Ron Timmerman Jeffrey Jones
Larry Stan Shaw
Director Randall Miller
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Some swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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