A charming ghetto guy on the run from loan sharks poses as a long-lost friend of a suburban lawyer in this wacky comic romp. After scamming his way into the house, he turns the WASP family upside down, and teaches them how to have fun again.
Jeffrey Jones - American actor, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF
Sinbad - African American Comedian
Tony Longo - Supporting Actor
Mason Adams - American Film and Television Actor, LOU GRANT
Chauncey Leopardi - Child Actor/"The Sandlot"
Randall Miller - American Director
Phil Hartman - Actor, comedian, SNL
Philip Edward Hartman - Actor, comedian, SNL
Stan Shaw - Actor/"Boys In Company C"
Kim Greist - Star, HOMEWARD BOUND II: LOST IN SAN FRANCISCO (1995)
Kimberly Greist - Star, HOMEWARD BOUND II: LOST IN SAN FRANCISCO (1995)
Two thugs chase Kevin Franklin -- who owes an astronomical sum of money to a loan shark -- through a Pittsburgh airport. Luckily, Kevin runs into Gary Young who's awaiting the arrival of a summer camp friend who he hasn't seen in 25 years. Kevin immediately assumes the identity of Gary's childhood friend and must use quick double-talk to convince Gary and his family that he truly remembers their beautifully shared past. Soon, the Young family becomes deeply attached to their new houseguest... that is, until the thugs make a surprise visit and reveal that it's all been a ruse.
Color by Technicolor. In Dolby stereo.
"...Amiable....[Sinbad is] always likable..." - 01/20/1995 Entertainment Weekly, p.38
"...[A] likable comedy....Sinbad is thoroughly engaging....The film remains consistently pleasant..." - 01/02/1995 Variety
"...[Sinbad's] high energy keeps the film moving..." - 01/06/1995 New York Times, p.C2
"...Good-natured....HOUSEGUEST manages some deft social satire....HOUSEGUEST is tailored to show off the engaging Sinbad, a man of much wit and presence..." - 01/06/1995 Los Angeles Times, p.F8