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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 ...
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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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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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J. Paul Getty: Shut up!
Goddard Bolt: Who are you?
J. Paul Getty: I'm J. Paul Getty. I was the richest man in the world. You don't see me ranting and raving about it, do you? No! I took my losses!
Goddard Bolt: What losses?
J. Paul Getty: During the crash, the clash, the smash!
Goddard Bolt: Listen to me. You are not J. Paul Getty. You are a pathetic, broken-minded, little bum. In your mind you think you're J. Paul Getty but you're not. Whilst I on the other hand, am Goddard Bolt, a genuine financial giant.
J. Paul Getty: So am I!
Goddard Bolt: [slaps Getty] You're not!
J. Paul Getty: [slaps Bolt] I am!
Goddard Bolt: [slaps Getty] You're ...
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This movie just gets better
11 January 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Brilliant over-acting by Lesley Ann Warren. Best dramatic hobo lady I have ever seen, and love scenes in clothes warehouse are second to none. The corn on face is a classic, as good as anything in Blazing Saddles. The take on lawyers is also superb. After being accused of being a turncoat, selling out his boss, and being dishonest the lawyer of Pepto Bolt shrugs indifferently "I'm a lawyer" he says. Three funny words. Jeffrey Tambor, a favorite from the later Larry Sanders show, is fantastic here too as a mad millionaire who wants to crush the ghetto. His character is more malevolent than usual. The hospital scene, and the scene where the homeless invade a demolition site, are all-time classics. Look for the legs scene and the two big diggers fighting (one bleeds). This movie gets better each time I see it (which is quite often).


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