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Director:
Writers:
René Fauchois (play)
Paul Mazursky (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
31 January 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
See what happens when a dirty bum meets the filthy rich.
Plot:
A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Well-meaning comedy shows its age See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nick Nolte ... Jerry Baskin

Bette Midler ... Barbara Whiteman

Richard Dreyfuss ... Dave Whiteman

Little Richard ... Orvis Goodnight

Tracy Nelson ... Jenny Whiteman

Elizabeth Peña ... Carmen

Evan Richards ... Max Whiteman
Mike the Dog ... Matisse (as Mike)
Donald F. Muhich ... Dr. Von Zimmer

Paul Mazursky ... Sidney Waxman

Valerie Curtin ... Pearl Waxman
Jack Bruskoff ... Mel Whiteman
Geraldine Dreyfuss ... Sadie Whiteman
Barry Primus ... Lou Waltzberg

Irene Tsu ... Sheila Waltzberg

Michael Yama ... Nagamichi
Ranbir Bahi ... Ranbir
Felton Perry ... Al

Eloy Casados ... Tom-Tom
Michael Greene ... Ed
Ken Koch ... Patrick

Dorothy Tristan ... Dorothy
Raymond Lee ... Yamato
Carolyn Allport ... Girl Feeding Kerouac
Sue Kiel ... Roxanne
Reza Bashar ... Iranian Neighbor

Joseph Makkar ... Iranian Boy
Jason Williams ... Lance
Darryl Henriques ... Geraldo
Nick Ullett ... Nigel
Michael Blue ... Cop
Allan Malamud ... Caterer
Salvador Espinoza ... Caterer's Assistant
Michel Voletti ... Maurice (as Michael Voletti)
Betsy Mazursky ... Stylish Jogger
Donald V. Allen ... Security Guard

Neil Brooks Cunningham ... Security Guard
Bobby Good ... Security Alarm Dispatcher
Sandy Ignon ... Barry
Margrit Rammé ... Sandra Goodnight
Pearl Huang ... Translator
Yung Sun ... Minister Chan
Eugene Choy ... Chinese Delegation
Mae Koh-Ruden ... Chinese Delegation
George Sasaki ... Chinese Delegation
Leland Sun ... Chinese Delegation
Andre Philippe ... Party Guest
Lew Hopson ... Paramedic

Carlton Cuse ... Water Man
Bill Cross ... Helicopter Pilot
Toni Grant ... Herself (as Dr. Toni Grant)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alan Austin ... Cop in Helicopter (uncredited)

Kevin Deon ... Extra (uncredited)

Pamela Guest ... Policewoman (uncredited)

Sam Sako ... Call to Prayer Imam (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Mazursky 
 
Writing credits
René Fauchois (play "Boudu sauvé des eaux")

Paul Mazursky (screenplay) &
Leon Capetanos (screenplay)

Produced by
Pato Guzman .... co-producer
Paul Mazursky .... producer
Geoffrey Taylor .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Andy Summers 
 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Halsey 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Pato Guzman 
 
Art Direction by
Todd Hallowell 
 
Set Decoration by
Jane Bogart 
 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
 
Makeup Department
Edouard F. Henriques .... additional makeup artist
Renate Leuschner .... hair stylist (as Renate Leuschner-Pless)
Bob Mills .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John C. Broderick .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bogart .... first assistant director
Jodi Ehrlich .... second assistant director
Eric Jewett .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greens foreman
Michael C. Ayers .... property master (as M.C. Ayers)
Jeff Clark .... set painter
Michael Corenblith .... key set designer
Al Gaynor .... scenic artist
Rainer G. Gruetzmacher .... general construction foreman
Scott W. Leslie .... set dresser
Joe Murphy .... props (1986)
James Passanante .... stand-by painter
Phil Read .... construction coordinator
Robert Misetich .... paint foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Crew Chamberlain .... production sound
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recording mixer
David Dockendorf .... sound re-recording mixer
William F. MacPherson .... sound
Brian L. McCarty .... boom operator
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
William L. Stevenson .... supervising sound editor
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer
James E. Webb .... production sound
Paul Wells .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Anderson .... camera operator
Dana Christiaansen .... first assistant camera
Ed Cooper .... best boy
Carl R. Gibson Jr. .... best boy
Norman Glasser .... gaffer (as Norm Glasser)
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator
Richard Mosier .... camera loader
Bob Rose .... key grip
Peter Santoro .... second assistant camera
Stephen St. John .... steadicam operator
Sandy Williams .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Lisa Clarkson .... casting assistant
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bruce Ericksen .... costumes: men
Pamela Wise .... costumes: women (as Pam Wise)
 
Editorial Department
Leon Briggs .... negative cutter
Frank E. Jimenez .... assistant editor
Richard Ritchie .... color timer (as Dick Ritchie)
Ron South .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer
Robert Randles .... music editor
Emilie Robertson .... music editor
Douglas Vaughan .... music playback
Robin Garb .... executive music producer (uncredited)
Tony Humecke .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Scott Fair .... driver: cast
Darwin Joston .... transportation captain
Gary Littlefield .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Robert Banas .... choreographer (as Bob Banas)
James T. Colovin .... second trainer (as Jim Colovin)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Dow Griffith .... location manager
Paul Hargrave .... production assistant
Lillian O. MacNeill .... script supervisor (as Lillian MacNeill)
Kool Marder .... production coordinator (as Kool Lusby)
Jill Mazursky .... production assistant
Clint Rowe .... owner: "Mike"
Clint Rowe .... trainer: "Mike"
Allen E. Taylor .... first assistant accountant
Nancy Willen .... unit publicist
 

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103 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
The make and model of Dave Whiteman (Richard Dreyfuss)'s luxury car was a white 1978 Corniche Series II Rolls-Royce convertible whilst the make and model of Barbara Whiteman (Bette Midler)'s luxury car was a cream 1980 Mercedes-Benz SL [R107] convertible.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Camera equipment is reflected in the patio doors as various characters run towards the pool where Jerry is drowning.See more »
Quotes:
Doctor Von Zimmer:Has there been some recent change in living arrangements?
Barbara Whiteman:[flatly] We have a houseguest.
Doctor Von Zimmer:Oh.
[looks at Jerry]
Doctor Von Zimmer:How long are you staying?
Dave Whiteman:He's staying as long as he likes. And if the doggy doesn't like it, then the doggy can find other living arrangements.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)See more »
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Well-meaning comedy shows its age, 21 July 2000
Author: Stephen Nisbet from Adelaide, Australia

Seen today, DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS is hampered by its obvious eighties-ness, which still doesn't detract from its fair quota of charms. When a homeless man, Jerry (played by the ever-reliable Nick Nolte) is saved from drowning in the swimming pool of nice-guy millionaire Dave (Richard Dreyfuss), his subsequent welcome into their family has unpredictable implications for Dave's badly-adjusted lot.

The humour is still by-and-large amusing after all these years (a highlight being when Dreyfuss hangs out on the beach with Nolte's fellow bums), even if the periphery characters are slight and shallow. The appearance of Little Richard early-on signals he's got to find a piano before the film is through. Unfortunately, his character - a black record producer unhappy at the implicit racism of the suburbs - has nothing else to do in the mean time.

While it hasn't stood the test of time, hamstrung by its good intentions and badly compromised ending, DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS is an amusing diversion. The most surprising outcome you draw from watching again a family that does not communicate is just how well the issues were addressed in AMERICAN BEAUTY, an altogether darker comedy, but more funny, sincere and resonant.

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