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Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989)

PG | | Comedy | May 1990 (USA)
A kindly but thieving shopaholic tries to turn her mistakes around, but does so by becoming a skilled computer hacker, something that could only get her into more trouble despite her goal to impress her beloved family.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rosalie Greenspace
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Ray 'Liebling' Greenspace
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The Priest
Erika Blumberger ...
Rosalie's Mother
Willy Harlander ...
Rosalie's Father
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Schnucki Greenspace
Patricia Zehentmayr ...
Barbara Greenspace
Courtney Kraus ...
April
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Schatzi Greenspace
Lisa Fitzhugh ...
Greenspace Twin
Lori Fitzhugh ...
Greenspace Twin
David Denney ...
Kindi Greenspace
Dina Chandel ...
Herzi Greenspace
Ed Geldart ...
Burt
John William Galt ...
Bank President
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Rosalie loves to shop too much to let a little thing like no money stop her. When the local shopkeepers no longer take her bad checks or bad credit cards, she's reduced to stealing from one family member to buy presents for others. It's looking pretty bleak until her daughter pushes her into buying a 'guilt gift' of a PC, complete with modem. Master shopper becomes master hacker, and Rosalie is back on top. Written by BA Jacobson <pcfe2151@cybercom.net>

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When You're $100,000 In Debt, It's Your Problem. When You're $1,000,000 In Debt... It's The Bank's.

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Rosalie Vai às Compras  »

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$574,080 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Percy Adlon's third collaboration with Marianne Sägebrecht after Zuckerbaby (1985) and Bagdad Cafe (1987). See more »


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Performed by Brüder Kehm
Copyright 1976/1984 by H. Rehm Produktion
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Wonderful satire of banking systems and mindless consumerism
16 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie is clearly a clever, subtle satire of banking systems. The tag line is the premise of the movie "When You're $100,000 In Debt, It's Your Problem. When You're $1,000,000 In Debt... It's The Bank's." Now, in 2010, we're seeing that if banks owe many billions of dollars, then it is the taxpayer's problem. Rosalie's problem has recently become a problem for all of us. This problem is not only limited to one country or banking system.

Rosalie is not a heroine, she is the personification of consumerism gone out-of-control, and a banking system that enables it. The movie really provides an underlying warning message. It should be required watching for anyone who wants to understand why things can easily go wrong in any banking system.

Although I first saw this movie in the early 1990s, I think it will make most sense to people now, in 2010!


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