Opportunity Knocks (1990) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Opportunity Knocks (1990) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Opportunity Knocks (1990) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Opportunity Knocks (1990) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Donald Petrie
STARRING: Dana Carvey, Robert Loggia, Todd Graff
AVAILABLE FROM Mill Creek Entertainment

Eddie (Dana Carvey) is a con artist whose schemes usually involve dressing as a meter man to steal TV sets. But when he learns that a large home he is robbing is to be free for a few months, he decides to move in. However, businessman Milt (Robert Loggia) drops by, so Eddie assumes the identity of the yuppie house-sitter who never showed up. Impressed with Eddie, Milt gives him a job and introduces him to his beautiful daughter, Annie (Julia Campbell), and Eddie tries to keep up the charade.

Admittedly, Dana Carvey hasn’t done much for me in his acting career outside of Wayne’s World and I usually try to avoid his movies. That being said I actually never had seen Opportunity Knocks until this release from Mill Creek so I gave it a shot. Basically, it’s Carvey using what you could call a kind of thin plot to push his character acting and in that regard, it isn’t horrible. The movie packs a good pace, does manages to have some good actors, and keeps things on the rail just enough to even give you a good laugh from time to time. I’m still not sure I fully understand Carvey’s work outside of Wayne’s World, but this is one where I did find him shockingly tolerable and it also never hurts to be acting alongside Julia Campbell. She’s playing the love interest that might just change him of ways. Well, that is if he can make it out of the mess he’s gotten himself into plotwise.

I’m sure none of you will be surprised to hear that this movie packs a whole lot of shenanigans. Things are a bit silly and I fully expected that. I was just shocked that the movie actually manages to pull you in enough to actually somewhat care about how it ends. So, that being said this could be the second or third best movie that Dana Carvey has ever really had a starring role in, but it’s still miles behind what comes next in line. This comes with the cool 90s slipcase, but sadly you’ll get no super special extras here, just deleted scenes and a trailer. But at least that is something. The transfer is fully passable and I’m sure if you want to pick this one up you will have an easy time finding a nice deal on it. I personally only own it for the VHS inspired slip, but it’s not a bad watch for a one and done movie.


– Deleted Scenes
– Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 87%

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