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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

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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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

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


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Music by Melissa Verde
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An under-appreciated gem
5 December 1998 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

This movie is outrageous, funny, ribald, sophisticated & hits the bullseye where 99 % of Hollywood movies don't even make the target. Paul Bartel should be recognized as one of the great directors of this or any era. He's the American Renoir & Bunuel _ combined!!! Glad I have the videodisc.


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