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Rich and Famous (1981)

 -  Drama  -  23 September 1981 (USA)
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Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes... See full summary »

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Liz Hamilton
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Merry Noel Blake
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Douglas 'Doug' Blake
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Christopher 'Chris' Adams
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Jules Levi
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Debby Blake, 18 Years
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Jim, the Boy
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Ginger Trinidad
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Debby Blake, 8 Years
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Martin Fornam
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Judy Heller
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Martha Antilles
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Desk Clerk
Ann Risley ...
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Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes, too: "trash" fiction which becomes enormously successful. Their story begins in college and jumps ahead some years at a time to show their relationship with each other and those in their orbits as they grow and mature. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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From the very beginning, they knew they'd be friends to the end. What they didn't count on was everything in between.

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Trivia

When Merry is fixing her lipstick in the ladies' room mirror she is humming the main theme from Gone with the Wind (1939) which the director George Cukor began directing in 1939, only to be replaced by Victor Fleming at Clark Gable's request. See more »

Goofs

Merry is in bed when she suddenly comes up with title for her next novel - "Home Cookin'". But a moment later, when she rushes into her office, that title is already scrawled across the blackboard where she jots down her ideas. See more »

Quotes

Liz Hamilton: I am sick and fucking tired of you trying to live your life through my skin!
Merry Noel Blake: Hah! If I had your skin I'd take better care of it!
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

On The Sunny Side of the Street
Sung by Willie Nelson
Composed by Jimmy McHugh (uncredited)
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields (uncredited)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Brash and loud Bergen and pseudo intellectual Bisset crash in a movie that still has me mystified.
23 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a really awful movie. It was like a plane crash. I kept watching, hoping that there was some kind of chance that it would escape certain death, but I finally turned it off halfway through and returned it to Netflix. A shrieking Bergen and aimless intellectual wanna be Bisset were such a turn off, I was ashamed to think there were women who actually live this way. Maybe they were brain damaged by all the hairspray Merry Noelle used. Can't imagine how Cukor was involved in any of this. I actually laughed at the airplane bathroom montage which blended sex-with-a-stranger and commentary/visuals of landing gear. Yuck. Double yuck.


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