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Life Stinks (1991)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Goddard Bolt
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Molly
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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

26 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Life Sucks  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,102,526 (USA)
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According to Wikipedia, the film "...has since [its original theatrical release] gained a cult following for being an experimental film by [Mel] Brooks, as opposed to his usual parodies". See more »

Quotes

[Bolt is in an over-medicated coma]
Molly: I know you wanna give up, but you're wrong. Even without money, life is good.
[Bolt shakes his head; he can hear her]
Molly: No? What about when-when you didn't eat for two days and then you had your first big meal at the mission? Wasn't that good?
[Bolt shakes his head]
Molly: Remember the other night? When we drank champagne and danced... and rolled around in rags?
[Bolt raises his eyebrows]
Molly: I know they're only moments, but that's all life is: Just a bunch of moments. Most ...
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Referenced in Saturday Night Clive: Episode #4.1 (1991) See more »

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Words and Music by Cole Porter
© 1936 Chappell & Co. (Renewed)
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This was a surprisingly GOOD movie
15 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not the typical Mel Brooks film. It was much less slapstick than most of his movies and actually had a plot that was followable. Leslie Ann Warren made the movie, she is such a fantastic, under-rated actress. There were some moments that could have been fleshed out a bit more, and some scenes that could probably have been cut to make the room to do so, but all in all, this is worth the price to rent and see it. The acting was good overall, Brooks himself did a good job without his characteristic speaking to directly to the audience. Again, Warren was the best actor in the movie, but "Fume" and "Sailor" both played their parts well.


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