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Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 8 July 1988 (USA)
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 only ever "Arthur" movie to have a subtitle: "On the Rocks". See more »

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When Susan is on her father's boat during the party, her necklace disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bitterman: Mr. Bach?
Arthur: Bitterman! How the hell are you?
Bitterman: Sir, what are you doing here?
Arthur: They said I'd never make it Bitterman, they said the city would eat me alive. But now look at me, I got my own pail and my own squeegee, I showed them ALL!
Martha Bach: Arthur?
Arthur: Martha!
Martha Bach: Arthur, what are you doing?
Arthur: Well, I was...
Martha Bach: Are you going to marry Susan Johnson or not?
Arthur: I already told you Martha, I can't!
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harmless fun and very touching
11 November 2005 | by (Angel City) – See all my reviews

Arthur 2 may just touch your heart. It touched mine. It's really a very sweet and charming film and it's unfortunate that it's so underrated. Arthur 2 made me smile, laugh, and shed more than a few happy tears. It's been said that the original Arthur didn't require a sequel, but it's a pleasure spending more time with the characters. 99% of the fantastic cast of the original returned for this one. It's especially wonderful to see more of Dudley Moore as Arthur. I love Arthur! There are plenty of funny, cute, and charming moments in Arthur 2. The moments with Hobson and Arthur at Christmastime are especially touching. I'm very happy that they made Arthur 2.


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