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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

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This semiautobiographical story follows a lower-middle-class teenager (Lyonne) and her neurotic family in 1976 Tinseltown.

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Vivian's family are penniless nomads, moving from one cheap flat to another in Beverly Hills so she and her brothers can attend the city's schools. Uncle Mickey sends them money to survive. When Mickey's daughter Rita runs away from an asylum, Vivian's dad offers shelter to her if Mickey will pay for a plush flat. Vivian must babysit her adult cousin, making sure she gets to nursing school and avoids pills and booze. But Vivian has her own problems: she's curious about sex, likes an older neighbor kid, has inherited her mother's ample breasts, and wants a family that doesn't embarrass her. Can she help Rita, keep Uncle Mickey happy, and feel OK about her body and her family? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Never judge a girl by her address. See more »

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Rated R for strong sexual situations, nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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11 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Les taudis de Beverly Hills  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$125,561 (USA) (14 August 1998)

Gross:

$5,480,318 (USA) (4 December 1998)
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Trivia

Natasha Lyonne has to play a woman uncomfortable with the attention she gets from growing large natural breasts. Lyonne was given fake prosthetic breasts made out of silicone to play this part. At first, she was excited to play the part while wearing them. Then, director Tamara Jenkins told her to walk around for a day while wearing them. Lyonne came back and told Jenkins, "I get it now." See more »

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In the closing credits, the word "Soundtrack" is spelled incorrectly as "Sountrack". See more »

Quotes

Murray Samuel Abromowitz: Who the hell is that on your shirt?
Eliot: Charles Manson, sir.
Murray Samuel Abromowitz: Okay...
[to family]
Murray Samuel Abromowitz: Your sister gets the bedroom.
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Connections

Features Mannix (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
Performed by Funkadelic
Courtesy of Westbound Records, Inc.
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Clarence Haskins, William B. Nelson,
Bernie Worrell (as Bernard G. Worrell)
Published by Bridgeport Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Mindless fun
29 November 2003 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

Very enjoyable movie about a family guaranteed to make yours look more appealing.

Reminds us all why the 1970's should never be repeated.

Several memorable lines from an outstanding cast.

Underappreciated movie that deserves more recognition, highly recommend viewing for some adult humor.


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