Houseguest (film) Enterprising Kevin Franklin’s wishes and dreams turn out to be short-lived when his latest get-rich scheme fails, and he is forced to leave town in a hurry. With loan sharks and hit men after him, he heads to the airport where he meets lawyer Gary Young and convinces him that he is the childhood chum who was due in for a family visit. Masquerading as a houseguest is tricky enough, but soon Franklin is expected to be a world-famous oral surgeon, causing many complications. Released on January 6, 1995. Directed by Randy Miller. A Hollywood Picture in association with Caravan Pictures. 109 min. Stars Sinbad (Kevin Franklin), Phil Hartman (Gary Young), Kim Greist (Emily Ford), Jeffrey Jones (Ron Timmerman). Released on video in 1995.