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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)

R | | Comedy | July 1989 (USA)
The widow's houseboy and the divorcee's chauffeur bet on which will bed the other's employer first.

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Cast

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Clare Lipkin
Ray Sharkey ...
Frank
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Lisabeth Hepburn-Saravian
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Juan
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Peter
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Howard
Arnetia Walker ...
To-Bel
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Sidney
Edith Diaz ...
Rosa
Rebecca Schaeffer ...
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Willie Saravian
Jerry Tondo ...
June-Bug
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Kelly
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Himself
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Storyline

The story of this social satire and soap parody follows two rich white upper class families living in Beverly Hills, California. Recently widowed Claire is a once popular sitcom star, who dreams of a Hollywood comeback. She and her daughter Zandra are not very close, even though they live in the same house, so she turns to her best friend Lisbeth for comfort. Lisbeth is a socialite with her own set of problems. Her alcoholic husband Howard left her for another woman. Her son Willie is terminally ill and hopelessly in love with Zandra, who doesn't even notice him. Lisbeth's poor playwright brother Peter is in love with Claire, even though he just got married in Vegas to sassy To-Bel, a woman he barely knows. Meanwhile, Claire's houseboy Juan and Lisbeth's bisexual chauffeur bet on which of the two will seduce his cougar boss first. Several other plot points make things even more complicated. It turns out that To-Bel has a secret past. The ghost of Claire's husband Sidney starts ...

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$2,156,471 (USA)
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Trivia

This was Barret Oliver's final role before his retirement from acting. See more »

Quotes

To-Bel: [to Howard who's looking for suppositories int he fridge] Why dontcha try butterin' some nice corn-on-the-cob and stickin' that up y'ass?
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Crazy Credits

After the introductory credits the following can be found: 'for L.B. who might have smiled' See more »

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Remake of The Rules of the Game (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

These Foolish Things
Performed by Michael Feinstein
Music by Eric Maschwitz (as Holt Marvell)
Lyrics by Jack Strachey and Harry Link
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Mary Moronov.
23 October 2001 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

A long time ago, I watched this movie from the middle on cable. I then had a crush on Mary Moronov. I saw her again in Eating Raoul. I was convinced that she's the hottest woman on screen.

I maybe biased about this movie. 9 out of 10.

This's the only movie I own on original tape.


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