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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)

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

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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 ...
Zandra
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Willie Saravian
Jerry Tondo ...
June-Bug
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Kelly
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Storyline

A divorcée, whose house is being fumigated, temporarily moves in with a friend, whose husband has recently passed away. Meanwhile two of the workmen make a bet that they can bed the women and the games are on. Mixed into the mess of filthy rich individuals are the divorcée's ex, her script-writer brother, his new African-American wife, the friend's precocious daughter, and the ghost of her husband. The film offers a satire on the social, racial, and hedonistic lifestyles of the rich and famous. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A játék neve: Beverly Hills  »

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$2,156,471 (USA)
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Juan says he wants to "make the crossover" like Rubén Blades. This is a reference to Blades's movie, Crossover Dreams (1985), in which a smalltime Latin musician makes the crossover into major fame (and back again). 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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After the introductory credits the following can be found: 'for L.B. who might have smiled' See more »


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Funny, surreal satire on the classes in L.A.
31 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Often laugh out loud funny play on sex, family, and the classes in Beverly Hills milks more laughs out of the zip code than it's seen since the days of Granny and Jed Clampett. Plot centers on two chauffers who've bet on which one of them can bed his employer (both single or soon to be single ladies, quite sexy -- Bisset and Woronov) first. If Manuel wins, his friend will pay off his debt to a violent asian street gang -- if he loses, he must play bottom man to his friend!

Lots of raunchy dialogue, fairly sick physical humour, etc. But a lot of the comedy is just beneath the surface. Bartel is memorable as a very sensual oder member of the family who ends up taking his sexy, teenaged niece on a year long "missionary trip" to Africa.

Hilarious fun.


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