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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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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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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,102,526 (USA)
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One of the final feature films of actor-comedian Billy Barty. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Clive: Episode #4.1 (1991) See more »

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Easy to Love
Words and Music by Cole Porter
© 1936 Chappell & Co. (Renewed)
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18 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Life Stinks" is a somewhat uneasy mixture of drama, dark comedy, and slapstick. As opposed to many of Brooks other movies, there is an actual story being told, rather than just a series of almost unrelated sketches. The first half (dark comedy and drama) is much better than what follows, which is mostly slapstick. Brooks is believable as the displaced millionaire living among derelicts in order to win a bet. Lessley Ann Warren is also very good as a bag lady. Although somewhat damaged by the uneven script, "Life Stinks" is entertaining, and you cannot help but come away with a sympathetic view of the homeless people. I say this, go in expecting drama, with some laughs, and you will be pleasantly surprised. - MERK


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