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This is an ORIGINAL 1-sheet movie poster measuring 27" x 41". This poster is from Universal Studios. Its in original UNUSED high gloss condition, with a great photo image of TOM HANKS and SHELLEY LONG.

This poster was used to promote the film they filmed on the Desperate Housewives lot at Universal Studios, the 1986 comedy film,

THE MONEY PIT

A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new house- but there's not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch. The second they move into the house it falls apart, starting with the stairway collapsing to the bathtub falling through the floor to eventually the chimney falling into the house! Finally, they have to renovate the house before the frame collapses but the renovations also prove to be a disaster.

Director: Richard Benjamin

Writer: David Giler

Stars: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov

The entire cast included:

Tom Hanks ... Walter Fielding, Jr.
Shelley Long ... Anna Crowley Beissart Fielding
Alexander Godunov ... Max Beissart, the Maestro
Maureen Stapleton ... Estelle
Joe Mantegna ... Art Shirk
Philip Bosco ... Curly
Josh Mostel ... Jack Schnittman
Yakov Smirnoff ... Shatov
Carmine Caridi ... Brad Shirk
Brian Backer ... Ethan
Billy Lombardo ... Benny
Mia Dillon ... Marika
John Van Dreelen ... Carlos (as John van Dreelen)
Douglass Watson ... Walter Fielding, Sr.
Lucille Dobrin ... Macumba Lady

Classic early Tom Hanks comedy Universal Studios film! Great for the comedy film lover!

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MORE INFO ON TOM HANKS: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a lot after his parents' divorce, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism - just a confused childhood. He had no acting experience in college and, in fact, credits the fact that he couldn't get cast in a college play with actually starting his career. He went downtown, auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started. He met his second wife, actress Rita Wilson on the set of his television show Bosom Buddies (1980) - she appeared in one episode in the second season (1981), Bosom Buddies: All You Need Is Love (1981). They have two children, and Tom has another son and daughter by his first wife, Samantha Lewes. In 1996, he made his first step behind the camera, directing and writing as well as starring in the film, That Thing You Do! (1996).

Hanks climbed back to the top again with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball legend turned manager in A League of Their Own (1992). Hanks has stated that his acting in earlier roles was not great, but that he subsequently improved. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hanks noted his "modern era of movie making ... because enough self-discovery has gone on ... My work has become less pretentiously fake and over the top". This "modern era" began in 1993 for Hanks, first with Sleepless in Seattle and then with Philadelphia. The former was a blockbuster success about a widower who finds true love over the radio airwaves. Richard Schickel of TIME called his performance "charming," and most critics agreed that Hanks' portrayal ensured him a place among the premier romantic-comedy stars of his generation.

In Philadelphia, he played a gay lawyer with AIDS who sues his firm for discrimination. Hanks lost 35 pounds and thinned his hair in order to appear sickly for the role. In a review for People, Leah Rozen stated, "Above all, credit for Philadelphia's success belongs to Hanks, who makes sure that he plays a character, not a saint. He is flat-out terrific, giving a deeply felt, carefully nuanced performance that deserves an Oscar." Hanks won the 1993 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia. During his acceptance speech, he revealed that his high school drama teacher Rawley Farnsworth and former classmate John Gilkerson, two people with whom he was close, were gay.

Hanks followed Philadelphia with the 1994 hit Forrest Gump which grossed a worldwide total of over $600 million at the box office. Hanks remarked: "When I read the script for Gump, I saw it as one of those kind of grand, hopeful movies that the audience can go to and feel ... some hope for their lot and their position in life ... I got that from the movies a hundred million times when I was a kid. I still do." Hanks won his second Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Forrest Gump, becoming only the second actor to have accomplished the feat of winning consecutive Best Actor Oscars. (Spencer Tracy was the first, winning in 1937-38. Hanks and Tracy were the same age at the time they received their Academy Awards: 37 for the first and 38 for the second.)

Hanks' next role-astronaut and commander Jim Lovell, in the 1995 film Apollo 13-reunited him with Ron Howard. Critics generally applauded the film and the performances of the entire cast, which included actors Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris, and Kathleen Quinlan. The movie also earned nine Academy Award nominations, winning two. Later that year, Hanks starred in Disney/Pixar's computer-animated hit film Toy Story, as the voice of Sheriff Woody.

MORE INFO ON SHELLEY LONG: Shelley Lee Long (born August 23, 1949) is an American actress.Long was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana at 7:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 23, 1949. The daughter of Evandine, a school teacher, and Leland Long, who worked in the rubber industry before becoming a teacher. She was active on her high school speech team, and in 1967 she won the National Forensic League National Championship in Original Oratory. She delivered a speech on the need for sex education in high school entitled "Sex Perversion Weed." After graduating from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, she studied drama at Northwestern University, but left before graduating to pursue a career in acting and modelling. Her first break as an actress occurred when she began doing commercials in the Chicago area for a furniture company called Homemakers. In Chicago, she joined The Second City comedy troupe, and in 1975, she began writing, producing, and co-hosting the television program Sorting It Out. The local NBC broadcast went on to win three Emmy Awards for Best Entertainment Show. Her first notable role came in the 1979 television movie The Cracker Factory, in which she portrayed a psychiatric inmate opposite Natalie Wood. The following year she appeared in A Small Circle of Friends with Brad Davis and Karen Allen. The film about social unrest at Harvard University during the 1960s was a critical success. In 1981, she played the role of Tala in the Ringo Starr film Caveman, starring opposite Dennis Quaid. She was also featured as Belinda in Ron Howard's comedy Night Shift (co-starring Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton), about life working on the night shift at a city morgue, and starred with Tom Cruise in the 1983 comedy film Losin' It. Although she had been in feature films, Long became famous as the character Diane Chambers in the long-running television sitcom Cheers. The show was slow to capture an audience but eventually became one of the most popular on the air and made Long a sought-after actress for films. In 1984, she was nominated for a Best Leading Actress Golden Globe for her performance in Irreconcilable Differences. She then appeared in a series of comedies, such as The Money Pit starring Tom Hanks (1986), Outrageous Fortune with Bette Midler and Peter Coyote (1987) and Hello Again with Corbin Bernsen (1987). At the height of her fame yet amid much controversy that is still strongly attached to the show, Long left Cheers after Season 5 in 1987. In the Cheers biography documentary, costar Ted Danson admitted there was tension between them but "never at a personal level and always at a work level" due to their different modes of working. He also stated that Long was a lot more like her character than she'd like to admit, but also said that her performances often "carried the show."Long said in later interviews that in her decision to leave it never crossed her mind that she was going to 'sabotage a show' and that she felt the rest of the cast could go it without her.In later documentaries about the show,some cast and crew including Jean Kasem and the shows make up artist talked of Long been difficult on set and claimed she was constantly in conflict with everyone on set. In a 2003 interview on The Graham Norton Show, Long said she left for a variety of reasons, the most important of which was her desire to spend more time with her newborn daughter. Her first post-Cheers project was Troop Beverly Hills, a comedy in which she played a housewife who starts a "Wilderness Girl" troop as a distraction from her divorce proceedings. Long took several roles, such as Don't Tell Her It's Me and Frozen Assets, that turned out to be commercially unsuccessful.In 1992, she appeared in Fatal Memories: The Eileen Franklin Story, a fact-based television drama about a woman who remembers, later in life, the childhood trauma of being raped by her father and his cronies, and witnessing his murdering her childhood friend to prevent the child from "telling on him." The still controversial "recovered memories" basis for the prosecution resulted in the conviction and sentence of life imprisonment of George Franklin, Sr., a conviction that was later overturned. In 1993, the actress returned to Cheers for its series finale. She also starred in the short lived sitcom Good Advice with Treat Williams and Teri Garr, but the show was canceled after two seasons. She later resurfaced as Diane for an episode of the spinoff series Frasier. Long achieved her greatest success in quite a while as mom Carol Brady in the 1995 hit film The Brady Bunch Movie, a campy take on the popular television show. In 1996, she reprised her role in A Very Brady Sequel, which had more modest success. A series of ventures followed such as the made for TV remake of Freaky Friday, and the family sitcom Kelly Kelly, which only lasted for a few episodes. She played the Wicked Witch of the Beanstalk in a 1997 episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. In 2000, Long took a supporting role in a Richard Gere film, Dr. T and the Women, directed by Robert Altman. She later returned for a third go-around as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch in the White House. She played Mitzi Robinson in the 2005 independent film Trust Me. In the early and mid 2000s, Long guest-starred on several sitcoms such as 8 Simple Rules where she played John Ratzenberger's (her old Cheers co-star) wife, and Yes, Dear where she and Alan Thicke portrayed a snobby couple interested in buying the house next door to Greg and Kim.

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TOM HANKS The MONEY PIT Shelley Long ORIGINAL 1-Sheet Movie POSTER Universal '86
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