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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Saul Stein ...
Frankie Falcone
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Harley Feemer
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Stanley Dickler
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Talk Show Host
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Mary Morrison (as Ren Woods)
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Thief (as Alar Aedma)
William Mooney ...
Newscaster
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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Elliott Morrison: It's just an idea, B.D., I'm not married to it or anything.
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References Capricorn One (1978) See more »

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Michelob Light for the Winners
Composed by Mark Weinstein and Gary Klaff
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"Whip out your Norbecker"
3 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is going to rub certain people the wrong way. Specifically Blacks, women, and gays might take some offense. On the other hand, "Beer" is no more offensive than some "Saturday Night Live" skits. The acting is very good, with Rip Torn, Loretta Switt, and David Alan Grier, especially memorable. Kenneth Mars, in a supporting role, steals every scene he's in. There is some slapstick, along with at least a bunch of dark humor. Three average guys become heroes to the average American beer drinker, while their commercials make Norbecker Beer sales surge. "Whip out your Norbecker". Recommended viewing..................... - MERK


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