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Opportunity Knocks Details


star Dana Carvey had his first leading role on the big screen in this comedy. Eddie (Carvey) and Lou (Todd Graff) are a pair of small-time con artists deep in debt to Pinkie (Mike Bacarella), a loan shark. During a lean period, Eddie and Lou resort to breaking and entering to make some money, but as they're clearing out a house, they overhear the answering machine announce that the owner is away on business for a few weeks -- and the housesitter won't be able to stop by. Eddie and Lou settle in and enjoy their good fortune, which just gets better when Milt (Robert Loggia) pays a visit. Milt assumes that Eddie is the housesitter, who is a close friend of his son. Eddie is soon introduced to Milt's beautiful daughter, Annie (Julia Campbell), and Milt decides that Eddie is executive material at his successful manufacturing firm. Soon Eddie starts to wonder if he should go on lying to the people he's come to like -- and there's the little matter of the 60,000 dollars that Eddie and Lou swiped from Pinkie's car. Opportunity Knocks also features Milo O'Shea and James Tolkan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 30, 1990


Dana Carvey
as Eddie Farrell
Robert Loggia
as Milt Malkin
Todd Graff
as Lou Pasquino
Julia Campbell
as Annie Malkin
Milo O'Shea
as Max
James Tolkan
as Sal Nichols
Doris Belack
as Mona
Sally Gracie
as Connie
Mike Bacarella
as Pinkie
John M. Watson, Sr.
as Harold Monroe
Beatrice Fredman
as Bubbie
Thomas McElroy
as Men's Room Attendant
Jack McLaughlin-Gray
as Wine Steward
Gene Honda
as Japanese Businessman
Del Close
as Williamson
Michael Oppenheimer
as Chase
Paul Greatbatch
as Driver
Sarajane Avidon
as Commissioner's Secretary
Mindy Suzanne Bell
as Executive
Michelle Johnston
as Club Singer
John Cothran, Jr.
as Building Commissioner
Jed Mills
as Club MC
Randy Harrah
as Bar Mitzvah Band
Judith Scott
as Milt's Secretary
Don Cagen
as Bar Mitzvah Band
Ron Max
as Sal's Associate
Peter Hennes
as Bar Mitzvah Band
Paul Dallas
as Bar Mitzvah Band
Joshua Livingstone
as Nathan
Kent Logsdon
as Sales Associate
Tal Galomb
as Bar Mitzvah Boy
Rebecca Cagen
as Bar Mitzvah Band
Jill Shellabarger
as Ginger
Steven Zoloto
as Bar Mitzvah Band
Mark Hutter
as Stan
Michelle Quigley
as Woman at Accident
James Hassett
as Vendor
Pennington McGee


Donald Petrie
Christopher Meledandri
Ray Hartwick
Mitchel Katlin
Nat Bernstein
Steven Poster
Miles Goodman
Composer (Music Score)
Timothy R. Sexton
Musical Direction/Supervision
Becky Mancuso
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marion Rothman
Virginia Katz
David Chapman
Production Designer
Leslie Pope
Art Director
Derek R. Hill
Set Designer
Nan Cibula
Costume Designer
Jeffery Hornaday
Rodger Jacobs