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Rich and Famous (1981)

R | | Drama | 9 October 1981 (USA)
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
Joe Maross ...
Martin Fornam
Kres Mersky ...
Judy Heller
Cloyce Morrow ...
Martha Antilles
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UCLA Voice (voice)
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Desk Clerk
Ann Risley ...
Max's Wife
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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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Oliver Hailey: As a literary party guest. See more »

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Jackie Bisset's character is shown flying from LA to NY in a 747, but that plane didn't enter service until 1970, the year after this scene takes place (1969). See more »

Quotes

Liz Hamilton: What are you going to do with it, get it published?
Merry Noel Blake: I was going to ask you...
Liz Hamilton: Go ahead, ask!
Merry Noel Blake: I don't like your tone, Liz.
Liz Hamilton: What is the matter with my tone? The New York review of books said I was a master of irony!
Merry Noel Blake: Oh, drink your gin and go to sleep!
Liz Hamilton: You want me to show the book to Jules Levy.
Merry Noel Blake: Well, I want you to do whatever you think is right...
Liz Hamilton: Jules Levy is the wrong man for you, Merry. Too much expensive tailoring. He's like an apple the butler polishes every day.
Merry Noel Blake: He's the most impressive ...
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) See more »

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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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Original Theatrical Version Now On DVD!
9 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I finally received my DVD today, viewed it and I'm pleased to announce this is the original theatrical version of the film. As you may have read in previous reviews of "Rich and Famous" that the edited for TV version of the film that somehow made it onto VHS sometime in the late 90's but, now WB has corrected the error and released it on DVD complete with the airplane restroom scene, Matt Lattanzi's bare butt, and the scene in the Hotel room where Liz (Jacqueline Bisset) calls Merry (Candice Bergen) a C**t! It's all there and looks better than ever! A crisp clear digital transfer, widescreen, and special features that include original theatrical trailer and a vintage 1981 featurette called "On Location with Rich and Famous" with cast and director interviews. If you love this film as I do you won't be disappointed with purchasing this DVD. Glad to finally have this on DVD… Well worth the wait! Thank you Warner Bros!


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