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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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Goddard Bolt
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Vance Crasswell
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Pritchard
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Sailor
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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)

Gross:

$4,102,526 (USA)
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The final film for Stanley Brock. See more »

Quotes

[Bolt is delirious after losing his money and estate]
Goddard Bolt: I can get it all back. I was a financial genius. 1 and 1 is 2. 2 and 2 is 4. 4 and 4 is three. I still got it!
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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 24 July 1991 (1991) See more »

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Easy to Love
Words and Music by Cole Porter
© 1936 Chappell & Co. (Renewed)
All Rights Reserved
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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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