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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:
B.D. Tucker
Buzz Beckerman
A.J. Norbecker
Elliott Morrison
Merle Draggett
Saul Stein ...
Frankie Falcone
Harley Feemer
Stanley Dickler
Talk Show Host
Mary Morrison (as Ren Woods)
Thief (as Alar Aedma)
William Mooney ...
Robert Wolberg ...
Gerald Vichi ...
Bartender Freddie
Maurice Shrog ...
Bartender Eddie


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 <>

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30 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Selling of America  »

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


Merle Draggett: Whip out your Norbeckers!
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Referenced in Clerks. (1994) See more »


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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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