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Life Stinks (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 26 July 1991 (USA)
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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Pritchard
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Knowles
Matthew Faison ...
Stevens
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Carmine Caridi ...
Flophouse Owner
Sammy Shore ...
Reverend at Wedding
Frank Roman ...
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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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From Fortune 500 ... to fortune's fool.

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26 July 1991 (USA)  »

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Life Sucks  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,920,215 (USA) (28 July 1991)

Gross:

$4,102,526 (USA)
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The three conditions of the bet that Goddard Bolt (Mel Brooks) had to abide by for a month, as outlined by Wikipedia, were as follows: "#1) Bolt will be completely penniless; #2) He must wear an electronic anklet that will activate if he leaves the boundaries, forfeiting the bet if he exceeds thirty seconds out of bounds; #3) At no time can he reveal to any of the slum area residents that he is Goddard Bolt. If he succeeds, Bolt will gain the neighborhood for almost nothing". See more »

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Vance Crasswell: [Crasswell enters the doorway of Goddard Bolt's lawyers: Pritchard, Knowles, and Stevens] Excuse me, I'm sorry, am I interrupting? I'm interrupting, aren't I? Yeah, I should go. I should go, because this is wrong. It's stupid, it's wrong, it's morally and ethically wrong for me to even be here, isn't it? Because we all know that your client only has two days to go to win the bet. It looks like he's going to win it; therefore I have no business even being here, do 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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