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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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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 ...
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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Comedy

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July 1989 (USA)  »

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$2,156,471 (USA)
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Barret Oliver's last film to date. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Van Kamp: When you get a bunch of rich fat people who are determined to get thin at any cost, some of them are going to die. It's a rule of thumb.
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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 »

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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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Hilarious
6 August 2005 | by (Burlington, Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie on its release and have treasured it since. What a wonderful group of actors (I always find the casting one of the most interesting aspects of a film). Really enjoyed seeing dramatic actress Jacqueline Bisset in this role and Wallace Shawn is always a hoot. The script is smart, sly and tongue-in-cheek, poking fun at almost everything "Beverley Hills". Loved Paul Bartel's "doctor" and Ray Sharkey's manservant. This was raunchy and crude, but thank god! Unless you're a prude, I heartily recommend this movie. FYI for anyone who likes to play six degrees of Kevin Bacon, Mary Woronov & Paul Bartel were in "Rock & Roll High School". Mary Woronov and Robert Beltran were in "Night of the Comet" together. They were all three in "Eating Raoul".


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