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Beer (1985)

An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.

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Patrick Kelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loretta Swit ... B.D. Tucker
Rip Torn ... Buzz Beckerman
Kenneth Mars ... A.J. Norbecker
David Alan Grier ... Elliott Morrison
William Russ ... Merle Draggett
Saul Stein ... Frankie Falcone
Peter Michael Goetz ... Harley Feemer
David Wohl ... Stanley Dickler
Dick Shawn ... Talk Show Host
Renn Woods ... Mary Morrison (as Ren Woods)
A.C. Peterson ... Thief (as Alar Aedma)
William Mooney William Mooney ... Newscaster
Robert Wolberg Robert Wolberg ... Smythe
Gerald Vichi Gerald Vichi ... Bartender Freddie
Maurice Shrog Maurice Shrog ... Bartender Eddie
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An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar. Written by Andrew Lenahan <alenahan@doubt.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Selling of America See more »

Filming Locations:

Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sandra Bernhard was fired and replaced by Loretta Swit. See more »

Quotes

A.J. Norbecker: Norbecker Lite. For whether you take it in a bottle or in the can.
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Connections

References Capricorn One (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Tons of Beer
Performed by B. Willie Smith Band
Composed by Jerry Connolly
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It has aged pretty well
5 December 1999 | by mpenmanSee all my reviews

I caught this when it first came out, and considered it a lame-ass attempt at Brooks-style humor.

Just rented it for a buck yesterday, and it actually turned out to be halfway funny. Just getting to see some old *real* beer commercials was worth a point, and Loretta Swit showing off her withered dugs via various plunging necklines gained it another. Dick Shawn and A.J. Mars are always great (especially that final "sensitive" commercial). And seeing David Alan Grier get in some practice for his later "In Living Color" bits was keen.

I give it 6 out of 10.


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