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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Himself
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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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July 1989 (USA)  »

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A játék neve: Beverly Hills  »

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$2,156,471 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Howard: Oh my balls! I have no balls Liz! All I have is a fat set of petty dictators sewn up in cheap leather.
Lisabeth Hepburn-Saravian: Howard I am really worried about you.
Howard: A couple of greedy monsters dangling in a smarmy woman's purse. the kind you buy at Q-Mart. Monogamy was my kingdom and they have exiled me!
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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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Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum
and "Golliwog's Cake Walk"
from "The Childrens' Corner Suite"
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Teodor Paraschivescu (as Theodore Paraskivesco)
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A tongue-in-cheek look at love and honor in a valueless culture.
29 January 1999 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Pre-Voyager Robert Beltran and the the often-maligned Mary Woronov are the real stars of this show about the meaning of love and honor among those who know little of either.

While that sounds really dull and serious, keep in mind that this is one of the "sideways" comedies of Paul Bartel, the man who brought us "Eating Raoul," and starring the usual Bartel suspects.

The script is funny, all parts are fully fleshed, these are real people...not anyone I'd want to know personally, for the most part.


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