The Money Pit


1h 31m 1986

Brief Synopsis

A young couple living together commits to purchasing their dreamhouse with a sale price too good to be true.

Film Details

Also Known As
Esta casa es una ruina, Hem dyra hem, Hogar Dulce Hogar, Money Pit, Um Dia A Casa Cai, baraque à tout casser
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Dade County, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

A young couple living together commits to purchasing their dreamhouse with a sale price too good to be true.

Crew

Colette Alexander

Stunts

Peter Alsop

Song Performer

Peter Alsop

Song

Pete Antico

Stunts

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music

Nick Ballo

Stunts

Julian Bargas

Song

Jane Bartelme

Production Associate

Ken Bates

Stunts

Stephen Bishop

Song Performer

Jay Boryea

Stunts

Nat Boxer

Sound

Bambi Brook

Stunts

Paul Bucossi

Stunts

Jeff Bushelman

Sound Editor

Domingo Buster

Stunts

Lisa Cain

Stunts

Jacqueline Cambas

Editor

Salvatore Cammanrano

Music

Charles L Campbell

Sound Editor

Larry Carow

Sound Editor

Bill Christians

Wardrobe Supervisor

Michel Colombier

Song

Michel Colombier

Music

Carla Corwin

Production Assistant

Patrick Crane

Production Assistant

Sammy Davis Jr.

Song Performer

George Detitta

Set Decorator

George Detitta Jr.

On-Set Dresser

Doreen A Dixon

Adr Editor

Mike Dobie

Sound Editor

Gaetano Donizetti

Music

Ed Drohan

Special Effects

Louis L Edemann

Sound Editor

Mike Edmonson

Special Effects

Monte Farber

Production Assistant

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

Howard Feuer

Casting

Rick Franklin

Sound Editor

Lawrence Garcia

Stunts

David Giler

Executive Producer

David Giler

Screenplay

W Steven Graham

Art Director

Michael Haley

Assistant Director

Deborah Harry

Song

Deborah Harry

Song Performer

Ron Hitchcock

Sound

Jeff Jensen

Stunts

Hariette Kanew

Production Coordinator

Kathleen Kennedy

Executive Producer

Henry Kingi

Stunts

Richard Kraft

Production Associate

Steve Krieger

Special Effects

Sherman Labby

Production

Robert Lempert

Stunts

Art Levinson

Unit Production Manager

Art Levinson

Producer

Lisa Loving

Stunts

Harry Madsen

Stunts

Walter Marks

Song

Frank Marshall

Producer

Andy Martin

Stunts

Andy Mckee

Sound

Dick Mingalone

Camera Operator

Bill Monroe

Song

Bill Monroe

Song Performer

Leslie Moore

Production Assistant

Ruth Morley

Costume Designer

Giorgio Moroder

Song

Chuck Neely

Sound Editor

Phil Neilson

Stunts

Jennifer Nichols

Wardrobe Supervisor

John Oates

On-Set Dresser

Tony Parmelee

On-Set Dresser

Richard Patrick

Production Assistant

Don Picard

Stunts

Charles Picerni

Stunts

Chuck Picerni Jr.

Stunts

Samuel E Price

Special Effects

Bonne Radford

Production Associate

Ellen Rauch

Assistant Director

Arthur Repola

Post-Production Supervisor

Sandy Richman

Stunts

Amy Sayres

Location Manager

Steve Scanlon

Sound

Gary Schaedler

Special Effects

Thomas Schippers

Music Conductor

Mickey Scott

Makeup

Andre Segovia

Music Arranger

James Skotchdopole

Assistant Director

Curt Sobel

Music Editor

Steven Spielberg

Executive Producer

Jerry R Stanford

Sound Editor

Robert Thirlwell

Sound

Melissa Tynan

Production Assistant

Elliott Valderrama

Stunts

Joan Valderrama

Stunts

Ritchie Valens

Song Performer

Ritchie Valens

Song

Bill Varney

Sound

Patrizia Von Brandenstein

Production Designer

Kathleen Wakefield

Song

Jeff Ward

Stunts

Webster Whinery

Stunts

Anne Marie Wieder

Stunts

Scott Wilder

Stunt Man

Gordon Willis

Dp/Cinematographer

Gordon Willis

Director Of Photography

David R Wood

Special Effects

Michael Wood

Special Effects Supervisor

Matthew F Zanoskar

Stunts

Dick Ziker

Stunt Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Esta casa es una ruina, Hem dyra hem, Hogar Dulce Hogar, Money Pit, Um Dia A Casa Cai, baraque à tout casser
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Dade County, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Articles

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003


Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive.

Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979).

Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's (1991) delivering a moving performance as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS.

He scored his biggest coup when he was cast the same year in the hit sitcom Evening Shade (1991-1994) as Herman Stiles, the wimpy assistant to Reynolds, who played a pro football player turned coach. He won an Emmy award in 1992 for that role and scored two more nominations by the end of the series run. Jeter would also get some good supporting parts in many films throughout the decade: Sister Act 2 (1993), a fun comic role as Whoopi Goldberg's sidekick Father Ignatius; Mouse Hunt (1997); The Green Mile (1999), his best film role as Eduard Delacroix, a condemned murderer who befriends a cellblock mouse; Jurassic Park III (2001); and Welcome to Collinwood (2002).

At the time of his death, Jeter was appearing on the classic PBS children's series Sesame Street as the lovable but bumbling Mr. Noodle; and had been filming Robert Zemekis' Christmas movie The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. Production was halted on Monday in observance of Jeter's death. He is survived by his life partner, Sean Blue, his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter; a brother, William; and four sisters, Virginia Anne Barham, Emily Jeter, Amanda Parsons and Laurie Wicker.

by Michael T. Toole
Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, 1952-2003

Michael Jeter, the diminutive actor whose versatility in all mediums earned him numerous accolades and awards, was found dead on March 30 in his Hollywood Hills home. He was 50. The cause of death has not been determined, although in a 1997 interview for Entertainment Tonight Jeter did disclose he was HIV-positive. Jeter was born on Aug. 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He began medical studies at Memphis State University, but soon discovered a love for the theater. After graduation, he pursued his career in earnest and moved to New York and worked as a law firm secretary until he found some stage work and his film debut in Milos Forman's adaptation of the musical Hair (1979). Jeter spend the next decade landing mostly stage work and making occasional guest forays in popular television shows: Lou Grant, Night Court, and Designing Women, but his unique physical presence (a slight, 5'4" frame, premature balding, owlish features) made it difficult for him to land substantial parts. That all changed when Tommy Tune cast him in the Broadway hit Grand Hotel (1990) in the role of Otto Kringelin, a dying clerk enjoying a last fling in Berlin. Jeter's energetic performance earned him a Tony award and gave him a much higher profile to stake a claim in movies. The following year he made his strongest impression on film to date when he was cast in Terry Gilliam's

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Released in United States on Video March 10, 1988

Released in United States Spring March 26, 1986

Released in United States on Video March 10, 1988

Released in United States Spring March 26, 1986