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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Steve Gordon (characters)
Andy Breckman (written by)
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Release Date:
8 July 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
No Money. Still Funny.
Plot:
Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
A beautiful little film. See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dudley Moore ... Arthur Bach

Liza Minnelli ... Linda Marolla Bach

John Gielgud ... Hobson

Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Martha Bach
Stephen Elliott ... Burt Johnson

Paul Benedict ... Fairchild

Cynthia Sikes ... Susan Johnson

Kathy Bates ... Mrs. Canby

Jack Gilford ... Mr. Butterworth

Ted Ross ... Bitterman

Barney Martin ... Ralph Marolla
Thomas Barbour ... Stanford Bach
David O'Brien ... Millionaire

Ron Canada ... Bartender

John C. Vennema ... Maitre D' (as John Vennema)
John A. Zee ... Bald Executive (as John Zee)

Marcia Wolf ... Gallery Customer
Aileen Fitzpatrick ... Saleswoman
P.J. Benjamin ... Ship Steward

Daniel Greene ... Troy
Molly McClure ... Greta (as Molly Mc Clure)
Frederikke Borge ... Decorator
John O'Neill ... Housekeeper Husband
Mary Betten ... Housekeeper Wife
Brogan Lane ... Cindy

Carl Bressler ... Diner Customer
Lynet Morrow ... Diner Customer

Don Stark ... Diner Customer
J. Christopher Sullivan ... Diner Customer
Nick DeMauro ... Building Superintendent
Joseph Leon ... Hank
Kenneth Magee ... Hardware Store Customer #1
Cameron Johann ... Hardware Store Customer #2

Raymond O'Connor ... Drunk #1
Eddie Zammit ... Drunk #2
Joe Restivo ... Seedy Bartender

Eagle Eye Cherry ... Teenager (as Eagle-Eye Cherry)

Robert Levine ... Cabdriver

T.J. Meyers ... Policeman
Joe Jamrog ... Doorman
Larry Golden ... Bum
Ken Sylk ... Man in Shadows
Terry Wills ... Man in Alley

Daryl Edwards ... Johnson Guard
David Sabin ... Boardmember #1
Jason Wingreen ... Boardmember #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew T. Gitkin ... Waiter (uncredited)

Tres Hanley ... Debutante (uncredited)
Christina Starzak ... Adopted Child (uncredited)

Directed by
Bud Yorkin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Steve Gordon (characters)

Andy Breckman (written by)

Produced by
Dudley Moore .... executive producer
Robert Shapiro .... producer
 
Original Music by
Burt Bacharach 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kahn 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Valorie Massalas 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
 
Art Direction by
Hub Braden 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Poll 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone  (as Anna Hill Johnston)
 
Makeup Department
Colleen Callaghan .... hair department head
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist (as Judy Alexander Cory)
Shirley Dolle .... hair stylist
Barbara Kelly .... makeup artist: New York
Brogan Lane .... makeup artist
Christina Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ted Kurdyla .... unit production manager: New York
Phil Rawlins .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vebe Borge .... second assistant director
Carla Corwin .... second assistant director: New York
Robert V. Girolami .... first assistant director (as Bob Girolami)
Daniel Silverberg .... DGA trainee: New York (as Dan Silverberg)
Robert E. Warner .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tim Galvin .... assistant art director: New York
Jaroslav Gebr .... portrait artist
Bill Gregory .... lead person
Mel Holman .... stand-by painter
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser
Johnnie Jenkins .... construction accountant
P. Michael Johnston .... set designer (as P. Michael Johnstone)
Robert Krume .... construction coordinator
Amy Marshall .... set decorator: New York
Richard F. Mays .... set designer
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator: New York
Philip Saccio .... property master: New York (as Philip Saccio)
'Dangerous' Bob Widin .... assistant property master (as Bob Widen)
John Zemansky .... property master
 
Sound Department
Karen Baker Landers .... assistant sound editor (as Karen M. Baker)
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Jay Engel .... adr editor
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editor
David L. Horton Jr. .... assistant sound editor
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
James M. Tanenbaum .... production sound mixer
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor
Bill Wylie .... sound editor (as William Wylie)
 
Stunts
John Corcoran .... stunts (as John S. Corcoran)
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Tom Wright .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan S. Blauvelt .... first assistant camera (as Alan Lauvelt)
Norman Buck .... key grip: New York
Doug Cook .... best boy grip
S. Karin Epstein .... still photographer: New York (as Karin Epstein)
Mikael Glattes .... second assistant camera
Clyde Hart .... key grip
Chaim Kantor .... first assistant camera: New York
Michael Laws .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bobby Mancuso .... second assistant camera: New York
Larry McConkey .... steadicam operator
Dave Richardson .... best boy grip (as David Richardson)
Joyce Rudolph .... still photographer
Douglas Ryan .... camera operator (as Doug Ryan)
Alex Skvorzov .... chief lighting technician
William Ward .... chief lighting technician: New York
Barry Wexler .... dolly grip
Rick Fee .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joy Todd .... extras casting: New York
Jory Weitz .... casting assistant: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynette Bernay .... assistant costume designer: New York
Arlene B. Coffey .... wardrobe: women, New York (as Arlene Coffey)
Eddie Marks .... costumer: men
Marilyn Matthews .... costumer: women
James Roberts .... wardrobe: men, New York (as Jim Roberts)
 
Editorial Department
Robert Frazen .... assistant editor
Rick Tuber .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mick Guzauski .... scoring mixer
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor (as Steve Hope)
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator
Celia Weiner .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Thomas Buckman .... transportation captain: New York
Robert Neilson .... transportation coordinator (as Bob Neilson)
Edward O'Donnell .... transportation captain
George Zimmerman .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Susan Alschuler .... unit publicist
Bud Aronson .... location manager
Jim Barr .... production accountant
Sidney Brammer .... assistant: Mr. Shapiro: New York
Miriam Brewis .... assistant: Mr. Yorkin
Anthony D'Esposito .... production assistant (1988)
Camilla Fluxman .... assistant: Mr. Shapiro
Anthony Goldschmidt .... title designer
Steve Gordon .... based on characters created by
Harriette Kanew .... production office coordinator: New York
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor
Lisa Rhodes .... production assistant
Joe Russell .... stand-in
Stephanie Saunders .... assistant: Mr. Yorkin: New York
Scott Schaffer .... craft service
Karen Shaw .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Steve Gordon .... film dedicated to the memory of
 

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Runtime:
113 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:What can I do Hobson? I mean what would you do if you were me?
Hobson:The word "bathe" comes to mind.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Unbelievable Truth (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
GRAVITYSee more »

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29 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful little film., 21 June 2001
Author: Tom Bixby (marchofthewoodensoldiers_2001@hotmail.com) from Caught between the moon and New york City

This has got to be one of the most under-rated and under seen sequels in history. Arthur 2 is not as good as the film that preceeded it but it is NOT a bad film. Arthur 2 if anything gives us the film that Dudley Moore and Steve Gordon were trying to back in 1981. One of the main criticism's is that it gives out a bad message the alcoholism is good. The film does nothing of the sort, Arthur strives through out the film to change his drinking ways and succeeds in the final part of the film. The film itself is not as funny as Arthur was, but you hardly notice this because it tells a good dramatic story.

Bud Yorkin handles the direction excellently, and the movie contains a magical back drop of Christmas time New York. Dudley is again funny and like-able, just as he was in Arthur, allthough both the Actor and the Character have matured. Liza Minelli is again kookie as Linda, allthough she plays the role like the preceeding seven years took place within a week. Nothing changes with her performance and one is greatful. One really feels for Arthur and Linda, as they struggle with the fact of first not being able to have children, and secondly being destitute. Without spoiling the movie for those who have not seen it, there is a happy ending. Burt Bacharach's score is again heartbreaking and wonderful and the title song sung by Chris De Burgh is as good as the Chris Cross original. And finally Sir John Gielguid makes a heart breaking and beautifull return as an Obi Wan Kenobi like Hobson. A christams ghost if you will.

A Beatifull film. One ready for re-evaluation. Lets raise our glasses to Arthur and Linda.

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