The Money Pit was a 1986
comedy that starred Tom Hanks as Walter Fielding, Jr.
and Shelly Long as Anna Crowley. The movie was a remake
of a 1948 film titled Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream
House, which starred Cary Grant. The movie received
mixed reviews from critics; however it was very
profitable at the box office, ultimately making 55
million on a 10 million dollar budget.
In this movie, Walter (Hanks) and his
girlfriend, Anna (Long), must find a new place to live.
Looking for a good deal, the couple learns about a
distressed mansion for sale at a bargain price. After
borrowing money to buy the house in any way they can,
the two move into their "dream" home, which actually
turns into a fiscal and emotional nightmare. The house
is in deplorable condition, with major things falling
apart left and right, and Walter and Anna hire
contractors to fix things up. The house becomes a money
pit, and when it appears that Anna is back with her
ex-husband, their relationship also begins to crumble.
In the end, the two reconcile, and the house is
eventually repaired, where it is presumed they live
happily ever after.