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Life Stinks (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  26 July 1991 (USA)
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A filthy rich businessman bets a corporate rival that he can live on the streets of L.A. without the comforts of home or money, which proves to be tougher than he thought.

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Goddard Bolt
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Vance Crasswell
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Pritchard
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Sailor
Rudy De Luca ...
J. Paul Getty
Teddy Wilson ...
Fumes
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Knowles
Matthew Faison ...
Stevens
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Willy
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Mean Victor
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Yo
Carmine Caridi ...
Flophouse Owner
Sammy Shore ...
Reverend at Wedding
Frank Roman ...
Spanish Interpreter
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A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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26 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Life Sucks  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,102,526 (USA)
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According to Hal Hinson's review published on 27th July 1991 in 'The Washington Post', "In writing their story, [Mel] Brooks, Rudy De Luca and Steve Haberman have borrowed liberally from "The Prince and the Pauper," plus movies like Sullivan's Travels (1941) and "My Man Godfrey". See more »

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Sailor: Pops ain't gonna be around long; his 'elevens' are up.
Goddard Bolt: What?
Sailor: His elevens! Look at the back of his neck. You see them two cords, stickin' out? They make, like, an 'eleven'. Once they're up that's it. He's a goner.
Fumes: Maybe he'll come back in the world as somethin' better. Personally, when I die, I'd like to come back as a bird.
Sailor: Why?
Fumes: Ohhh, because man, I could fly free, and easy, and if I saw someone I really didn't care for, I'd drop a hot one on 'em!
Sailor: When I die, I want to be 'excramated' and I ...
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Words and Music by Cole Porter
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A charming comedy
2 February 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Seeing as the vote average was pretty low, and the fact that the clerk in the video store thought it was "just OK", I didn't have much expectations when renting this film.

But contrary to the above, I enjoyed it a lot. This is a charming movie. It didn't need to grow on me, I enjoyed it from the beginning. Mel Brooks gives a great performance as the lead character, I think somewhat different from his usual persona in his movies.

There's not a lot of knockout jokes or something like that, but there are some rather hilarious scenes, and overall this is a very enjoyable and very easy to watch film.

Very recommended.


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