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Beer (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  30 August 1985 (USA)
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An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.

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B.D. Tucker
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Buzz Beckerman
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A.J. Norbecker
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Elliott Morrison
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Merle Draggett
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Frankie Falcone
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Harley Feemer
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Stanley Dickler
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Mary Morrison (as Ren Woods)
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Thief (as Alar Aedma)
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Robert Wolberg ...
Smythe
Gerald Vichi ...
Bartender Freddie
Maurice Shrog ...
Bartender Eddie
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An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar. Written by Andrew Lenahan <alenahan@doubt.com>

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30 August 1985 (USA)  »

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The Selling of America  »

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Sandra Bernhard was fired and replaced by Loretta Swit. See more »

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Merle Draggett: Whip out your Norbeckers!
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References Capricorn One (1977) See more »

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Michelob Light for the Winners
Composed by Mark Weinstein and Gary Klaff
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User Reviews

It has aged pretty well

I caught this when it first came out, and considered it a lame-ass attempt at Brooks-style humor.

Just rented it for a buck yesterday, and it actually turned out to be halfway funny. Just getting to see some old *real* beer commercials was worth a point, and Loretta Swit showing off her withered dugs via various plunging necklines gained it another. Dick Shawn and A.J. Mars are always great (especially that final "sensitive" commercial). And seeing David Alan Grier get in some practice for his later "In Living Color" bits was keen.

I give it 6 out of 10.


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