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Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  8 July 1988 (USA)
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Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby.

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In this sequel to the 1981 hit movie, Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former millionaire playboy be able to survive as a broke, unemployable alcoholic? To add to Arthur's problems, wife Linda's biological clock is ticking louder than ever, and she's pressuring him to start taking responsibility for himself. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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No Money. Still Funny.

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$14,681,192 (USA)
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The character of Susan Johnson was not played by Jill Eikenberry who had portrayed the character in the original Arthur (1981). This was because Eikenberry was at the time unavailable due to being contracted to the NBC legal drama series L.A. Law (1986) playing Ann Kelsey. The part of Susan Johnson instead in this movie sequel was played by Cynthia Sikes. See more »

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When Arthur enters Bert Johnson's yacht and is walking through the main cabin filled with Christmas party guests, a boom microphone operator can be seen on the right side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: Yesterday I sold some blood at a hospital.
Hobson: Hospital? I should've thought a local distillery would have paid you much more.
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Referenced in Mad About You: The Unplanned Child (1993) See more »

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BROKE AND SAD
Lyrics by Chas Williams, Monty Williams, Byron Smith, Simon Williamson and Jonathan Harper
Performed by Jan Lindon
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Caught between the moon and a hard place
10 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

"Arthur 2" was definitely not as good as the first one but then again, "Arthur 2" was really the best that you could do with a sequel to the original. I mean, where do you go after the happy ending of "Arthur"?

There were some very funny lines in the film and it was nice seeing the cast re-unite, but for some reason the original Susan who was played by

Jill Eikenberry was replaced by Cynthia Sikes, who looks very different than Jill. Anyone know why the change?

Do I recommend anyone seeing this film? Only if you really enjoyed the first film otherwise you're not going to really be able to get into "Arthur 2".


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