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Eat the Rich (1987)

Alex is a disgruntled waitress at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex & cohorts attempt to go on a ... See full summary »

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Alex is a disgruntled waitress at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex & cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile, General Karprov and Spider plot to involve the inept anarchists into their plans to derail the prime-minister-to-be's campaign. Written by Jeff Mercer <riffer@afn.org>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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17 August 1987 (UK)  »

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Comendo os Ricos  »

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$200,723 (USA)
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The film is ranked at the No. #49 rank on Time Out's "Cinema's 50 Greatest Flops, Follies and Failures" list. See more »

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Police Inspector: This is the police! Lay down your knives and forks! You have all been eating the Prime Minister!
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Spun-off from The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) See more »

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"You're all eating the prime mister".
25 May 2013 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

"The Comic Strip Presents..." a lively, rowdy and bawdy cult black comedy gourmet with a novel one-joke premise like something John Watter's would churn out. Even that of Alex Cox's chaotic "Straight to Hell" shot to mind. This amusing oddball independent British feature kicks you in the guts with its heavy-handed approach from its acting to its dialogues and prominent surrealistic visual styling. No one is safe from the insults. It's sick and twisted with real ugly streak, but quite enjoyable as its anarchic messages are just so knee-jerk, the clever humour can be sneaky in its jabs and its episodically loose writing is just so random with its comic shocks. Interesting to see some familiar faces (Angie Bowie, Bill Wyman, Miranda Richardson and Paul McCartney) popping up with the likes of "The Comic Strip" being involved along with Motorhead contributing to the frenetic rock soundtrack. Even the bassist / singer Lemmy gets a part in the film. Al Pillay and Nosher Powell (looking great in green business suits) are the two who steal the limelight with their electric performances, one deadpan while the other maniac in delivery. Bombastic fun!

"Here have a toffee".


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