Beer (1985)

R  |   |  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)  »

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The Selling of America  »

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Did You Know?


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


A.J. Norbecker: Norbecker Lite. For whether you take it in a bottle or in the can.
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References Capricorn One (1977) See more »


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Waste of time.
29 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watched this piece ONDEMAND because the description was kind of outlandish. This film stinks of cocaine, the opening scene alone must have cost at least five figures in blow to film. This is a racist, homophobic piece of garbage that plods along for a good 1hr and 22mins with absolutely no direction. I am a little confused on how this has good reviews here. I won't bother telling you the plot line because as far as I can tell there is no plot. I'm pretty sure everyone showed up to the set everyday did giant lines, dressed Loretta Switt in plunging necklines to show as much flapjack breastage as possible and yelled action; letting the cast improvise in a cocaine frenzy. Much like real beer this movie nearly caused my liver to fail half way through. Save your money, and watch 'Strange Brew' instead.

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