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How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Robert Scheerer

Writing Credits  

Robert Kaufman ... (screenplay)
 
Leonora Thuna ... (story)

Cast (in credits order)  

Susan Saint James ... Jane
Jane Curtin ... Elaine
Jessica Lange ... Louise
Richard Benjamin ... Albert
Eddie Albert ... Max
Cathryn Damon ... Natalie
Dabney Coleman ... Jack Heintzel
Fred Willard ... Robert
Art Metrano ... Gas Station Attendant
Ronnie Schell ... Bill Pike
Michael Bell ... Tom
Sybil Danning ... Charlotte
Al Checco Al Checco ... Tim Lundy
Susan Tolsky Susan Tolsky ... Patty
Garrett Morris ... Power & Light Man
David Lunney David Lunney ... Leon - Stage Manager
Michael K. Daly Michael K. Daly ... Sheriff - Antique Store
Byron Morrow ... Charlie Goldring
James 'Izzy' Whetstine James 'Izzy' Whetstine ... Eddie - Bartender
Jack Krupnick Jack Krupnick ... Man in Chevy
James Aday James Aday ... Richard - Architects' Office
Wesley Baldwin Wesley Baldwin ... Billy
Sarah Leonard Sarah Leonard ... Laurie
Allan Warnick ... Steve
Robin Hickman Robin Hickman ... Singing Salesman
Daniel Mayes Daniel Mayes ... Shoe Salesman
Tom Morrison Tom Morrison ... Shoe Salesman
Jane Van Boskirk Jane Van Boskirk ... Woman in Vets' Office
Jon Dickman Jon Dickman ... Donald - Garage Sale
Bill Ritchie Bill Ritchie ... Festive Young Man - Garage Sale
Robert Canaga Robert Canaga ... Man - Garage Sale
Stan Boyd Stan Boyd ... Card Cronie
Jerry Zinnamon Jerry Zinnamon ... Card Cronie
Tom Gressler Tom Gressler ... Card Cronie
Philip Miller Philip Miller ... Security Guard #1
Ralph Garrett Ralph Garrett ... Security Guard #2
Robert W. Talbot Robert W. Talbot ... Security Guard #3
Harvey Lewis Harvey Lewis ... Process Server
Nanci Westerland Nanci Westerland ... Woman Civilian
Joan Schumacher Joan Schumacher ... Woman Civilian on Stage
Scott Barkhurst Scott Barkhurst ... Man Civilian on Stage
Linda Hall Linda Hall ... Woman Civilian on Stage
Craig Jackson ... Man Civilian on Stage
Larry Woodruff Larry Woodruff ... Man Civilian on Stage
Colleen Murff Colleen Murff ... Lady at Garage Sale
Jonathan Schwartz Jonathan Schwartz ... Shoe Salesman (as Jonathan Schwarz)
Wendy Shawn Wendy Shawn ... Assistant - Pageant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Douglas Cindy Douglas ... High School Student
Chris Strong Chris Strong ... Follow spot operator
David Castillo David Castillo ... Batter - Altercation Between Umpire and Parent (uncredited)
Dru Wagner Harris Dru Wagner Harris ... Harriet (uncredited)
Daniel T. Holden Jr. Daniel T. Holden Jr. ... Electrician (uncredited)
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... Mama (uncredited)

Produced by 

Samuel Z. Arkoff ... executive producer
Robert Kaufman ... producer
Robin Krause ... associate producer
Jerome M. Zeitman ... producer

Music by 

Patrick Williams

Cinematography by 

James Crabe ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Bill Butler

Casting By 

Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton

Production Design by 

Lawrence G. Paull

Set Decoration by 

Peg Cummings

Makeup Department 

Marina Pedraza ... hair stylist
Sidney Perell ... makeup artist (as Sydney Perell)
Paul Stanhope Jr. ... makeup artist (as Paul Stanhope)
Maurice Stein ... makeup artist
Adele Taylor ... hair stylist
Delree F. Todd ... hair stylist (as Delree Todd)

Production Management 

Salvatore Billitteri ... in charge of post-production
Jere Henshaw ... executive in charge of production
John W. Rogers ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Mitchell Bock ... second assistant director
Duncan Henderson ... dga trainee
Irby Smith ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Ron Galloway ... assistant property master
Walt Hadfield ... construction coordinator (as Walter Hadfield)
Donald B. Nunley ... property master (as Don Nunley)
Jerry T. Tirado ... lead man (as Jerry Tirado)
Serge Genitempo ... stand-by painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Marvin I. Kosberg ... dialogue editor (as Marvin Kosberg)
Gilbert D. Marchant ... sound editor (as Gil Marchant)
William L. McCaughey ... sound re-recordist (as William McCaughey)
Patrick Mitchell ... sound mixer (as Pat Mitchell)
Christopher Ramsey ... boom operator (as Chris Ramsey)
Edward L. Sandlin ... sound editor (as Edward Sandlin)

Special Effects by 

Henry Millar ... special effects

Stunts 

Richard Elmore ... stunt player
George Fisher ... stunt player
Donna Garrett ... stunt player
Hubie Kerns ... stunt player (as Herbert Jay Kerns Sr.)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Richmond L. Aguilar ... gaffer (as Rich Aguilar)
Mike Benson ... camera operator
Paul Caven ... best boy
David E. Diano ... first assistant camera (as David Diano)
Howard Mase Hector ... grip best boy (as Howard Hector)
Mako Koiwai ... second assistant camera (as Frederick Makoto Koiwai)
Leonard Lookabaugh ... key grip (as Len Lookabaugh)
Peter Sorel ... still photographer
Chris Strong ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Sharry Manning ... local casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Carolina Ewart ... costume supervisor
Melissa Kaufman ... wardrobe assistant
Erica Edell Phillips ... costumer (as Erica Phillips)

Editorial Department 

Stephen Butler ... assistant editor (as Steve Butler)
Pattye Rogers ... apprentice editor

Location Management 

Paul Roedl ... location auditor

Music Department 

Daniel Allan Carlin ... music editor (as Dan Carlin Jr.)
Buddy Epstein ... musical director
Earl Klugh ... musician
Hubert Laws ... musician
Greg Sill ... musical director

Transportation Department 

George Cozze ... transportation co-captain
Howard Brady Davidson ... transportation captain (as Howard Davidson)

Other crew 

Vicki Arthur ... unit publicist
Virginia Ferrier-Skiles ... assistant: Mr. Kaufman
Donna Freed ... production coordinator
Gary Gillingham ... production controller
Ned Moss ... unit publicist
Ana Maria Quintana ... script supervisor
John W. Rogers ... production executive
Jonathan Schwartz ... production assistant (as Jonathan Schwarz)
Crew believed to be complete

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