For everyone who's ever been deeply in love or deeply in debt

"Ah...home, crap home."

Walter Fielding

The Money Pit

Release Date: March 26, 1986

Walter is a lawyer for rock 'n' roll groups.

Anna is a classical musician who plays the viola.

Walter (Tom Hanks) and Anna (Shelley Long) have been making beautiful music together, living in the apartment of her ex-husband, the magnetically egocentric Maestro, Max (Alexander Godunov).

Max has been on a year-long tour with his orchestra and when he suddenly returns, Walter and Anna are out—out of the apartment, almost out of money and into a frantic search to keep a roof over their heads. Walter wants to put that roof over Anna's head as far away from Max as possible as he suspects that Max, a self-proclaimed gift to women, might just make another move on Anna.

On the positive side, this rush to find a home could give Walter and Anna the opportunity to make a further commitment to each other, cementing their relationship and lessening the chance that Max could sweep her off her feet again.

Great foundations are not built on triangles.

Walter's friend in real estate tips them off to a house that is almost too good to be true.

It is.

A white two-story residence at the end of a wooded lane surrounded by lush grounds, it seems to be completely out of their price range even if they begged and borrowed every dollar they could put their hands on.

Deeply in love, Walter and Anna will soon be deeper in debt falling into and having to survive The Money Pit.

Tom Hanks and Shelley Long star in this romantic comedy about the American dream and the nightmare of home ownership. Directed by Richard Benjamin, the film is presented by Steven Spielberg for Amblin Entertainment. The original screenplay was written by David Giler and produced by Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Art Levision, with Spielberg and Giler serving as executive producers.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • TOM HANKS,
  • SHELLEY LONG,
  • ALEXANDER GODUNOV,
  • MAUREEN STAPLETON,
  • JOE MANTEGNA
DIRECTOR
  • RICHARD BENJAMIN
SCREENWRITER
  • DAVID GILER
PRODUCERS
  • FRANK MARSHALL,
  • KATHLEEN KENNEDY,
  • ART LEVINSON,
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG,
  • DAVID GILER
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • GORDON WILLIS
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • PATRIZIA VON BRANDENSTEIN
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • RUTH MORLEY
EDITOR
  • JACQUELINE CAMBAS
COMPOSER
  • MICHEL COLOMBIER