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Arthur 2: On the Rocks -- Dudley Moore and Oscar-winners Liza Minnelli and Sir John Gielgud are reunited in this story, picking up four years later with the couple considering starting a family.

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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 »
User Reviews:
A worthy sequel See more (43 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
Ken Magee ... Hardware Store Customer #1 (as Kenneth Magee)
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)
Megyn Shott ... Other Lady Friend (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
David Reed .... greensman
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
 
Location Management
Bud Aronson .... location manager
 
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
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 (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The basement New York clinic set was one of the first completed stage sets; excepting this set's revisions had repeated major modifications. Compared to a TV budgeted set, the clinic set should have cost $16,000.00. Every time the director and production designer would fly into Los Angeles, from their New York filming schedule, to survey the progress of their stage sets under construction, the director would order character wall treatments added to the clinic set. The lower bottom vertical set walls were extended forward, with bulging wood ribs skinned with chicken wire, stuffed with newspapers, then finished in a plaster skim coat. With each of their round trip-visits, the walls were repeatedly added with more bulging layers. Their theory, such a NY building would have had the upper floors weight, forcing the sinking of the lower basement walls, causing the sag! The final cost of this small typical film (TV) office stage set, instead, skyrocketed as a film mega wonder for a final cost of $250,000.00! A money power struggle had developed between the studio and the production company with this as an example of "I'll show you how much we can spend!"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:
[to Arthur]
Hobson:If projectile vomiting ever becomes an Olympic event, you would do your country proud.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Unbelievable Truth (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
SPEED OF LIGHTSee more »

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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A worthy sequel, 21 December 2005
Author: ProjectorViewer from United Kingdom

You may be shocked by my score but the current score is too low. People should remember this is a comedy. The acting is nowhere near as good as the first and truthfully the first is more special for many other reasons but the funny lines here never stop.

I saw this the other day again on a big screen and I stayed amused almost constantly. I don't know if this is a British thing but this is a very funny film.

I don't feel the need to explain the plot as you should know what it's about already from reading the synopsis here. The main positive of the film is the comedy.

Not only is it hugely entertaining, it is also quite touching so it's definitely a good film to watch with a partner. The negatives are the hammish acting in places which don't match up to the great comedy. The plot development obviously isn't the greatest either and it starts off fairly badly too in the opening scene where Dudley is not at his absolute best. The main flow of the film is still believable enough or it wouldn't work at all as such an endearing film.

The UK DVD is not available so I saw the R1 US version.

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