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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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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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Rococo rondelay
18 June 1999 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Great title; and in its day Bruce Wagner's extravagantly purple dialogue made a lot of eyes widen. In his fiction, Wagner scales astonishing heights of cruelty and scabrousness, but writing a SHAMPOO-style rondo, he seems miscast; it's as if Terry Southern had ambitions of being Ernst Lubitsch. There are savory performances generously sprinkled: Paul Mazursky is the wistful shade of a TV producer, brought by lust back to this mortal coil, and Wallace Shawn makes a sumptuous entrance, flanked by two LAPD officers, telling his hostess, "These perverse gentlemen have made a slanderous assertion."


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