The Money Pit

1986 PG 1h 31m DVD

The Money Pit

1986 PG 1h 31m DVD
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An up-and-coming entertainment lawyer and his yuppie girlfriend set out to renovate their dream house, only to be plagued by her ex-husband, an unscrupulous construction firm and the house's crumbling structure.
Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov, Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna, Philip Bosco, Josh Mostel, Yakov Smirnoff
Richard Benjamin
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this comedy, although PG, has several mature themes and conversations. The couple played by Tom Hanks and Shelley Long fool around in bed -- with their construction crew looking on in one case. They kiss many times throughout the movie and have conversations about sex, drinking and ending their relationship. Some of the comments may go over young kids' heads, however. The humor consists of Hanks (and in a few cases Long) getting hurt in a variety of elaborate ways during their hellish home renovation. If made today, this slapstick comedy would be rated PG-13.

Sexual Content

Several shots of Walter and Anna kissing -- often in bed, including one scene where the construction workers are all watching. There are inappropriate, jokey comments about whether Anna should sleep with a contractor or her ex-husband for the sake of the renovations. Anna wakes up next to a shirtless Max. A worker tells Anna she's almost out of birth control pills.


Hanks and Long are accidentally electrocuted, crushed, burned, and attacked by a raccoon, but it's all slapsticky violence.


Would be PG-13 by today's standards with words like "whore," "bastard," "ass," "blood-sucking," "screw," etc. Three exclamations of "God-damned."

Social Behavior

If your romantic relationship can withstand an awful home renovation, it'll be stronger than ever.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Several people drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. Anna drinks so much one night that in the morning she can't recall what happened. Walter accuses Anna of being a drunk.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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