Scruples (1980)

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 Billy Ikehorn (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Spider Elliott (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Valentine O'Neill (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Ellis Ikehorn (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Maggie McGregor (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Vito Orsini (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Josh Hillman (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Harriet Toppingham (3 episodes, 1980)
Louise Latham ...
 Mary Ann Evans (3 episodes, 1980)
Genevieve ...
 Lilianne de Vertdulac (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Alan Wilton (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Jake Cassidy (3 episodes, 1980)
Sarah Marshall ...
 Susan Arvey (3 episodes, 1980)
Milton Selzer ...
 Sid Amos (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Pat O'Byrnne (3 episodes, 1980)
John Hancock ...
 Lieutenant Tony Bakersmith (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Aunt Wilhelmina (3 episodes, 1980)
Lelia Goldoni ...
 Joanne Hillman (3 episodes, 1980)
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 John Prince (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Melanie Adams (3 episodes, 1980)
Frank M. Benard ...
 Edouard (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Curt Arvey (3 episodes, 1980)
Carol O'Leary ...
 Faye (2 episodes, 1980)
Eloise Hardt ...
 La Comtesse (2 episodes, 1980)
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The soap-operatic story follows the fortunes of three ambitious youngish people: Billy, secretary and then wife to an older zillionaire, whose death frees Billy to start up a Beverly Hills boutique ("Scruples") and to pursue the pretentious and manly but commercially woebegone film director Vito Orsini. Meanwhile, Valentine, a French would-be fashion designer, and Spider, a parking lot attendant/photographer/stud, struggle up the ladder, become buddies and put off a romance that seems inevitable despite their difference in height. After Valentine and Spider become Billy's employees, they team up to navigate a number of speed bumps on the road to happiness. Written by Andrei Blok

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Rare acting appearance by French chanteuse Genevieve, of Jack Paar and Merv Griffin TV shows. See more »

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When Dolly Moon and Billy take off in Dolly's car, Billy's hair is in a bun. In the next shot, her hair is down and flowing. Then it's up in a bun again. in the next shot, it is down again. See more »

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More cheese than at a Kraft factory
4 June 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

This movie is truly, truly awful at times - but has flashes of brilliance.

On the plus side, Barry Bostwick's performance is, more often than not, fun to watch. There are scenes that are so well written, you'll swear the production team included a competent (and, sadly, part-time) script doctor. You can also laugh heartily at the incredibly earnest way in which the characters continually fall in love at the drop of a hat.

On the not-so-good side: The first African-American actor shows up after about an hour and a half, and he's a waiter serving drinks at a party. Ouch. Also, this film has the dubious distinction of containing the worst car chase I have ever seen.

When the writing is good, it's pretty good; when it's bad, it's amazingly bad. Scruples is amazingly bad about 90% of the time. The American Dairy Association would save a fortune if it could harness the power of this much cheese.


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