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Beer (1985)

R | | Comedy | 30 August 1985 (USA)
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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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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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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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Michelob Light for the Winners
Composed by Mark Weinstein and Gary Klaff
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Less filling cause it doesn't taste great
8 July 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

A struggling beer company employs a new ad campaign conceived by 'Hot Lips' Houlihan and lensed by Larry Sander's Director based on three losers (David Grier, William Russ, and Saul Stein, WOW talk about life imitating art)whom happened to be in the right place at the right time & get credit for foiling a robbery. The satire falls flat. While there ARE a few chuckles here and there, the movie as a whole makes you gassy. Skip this one, and either go to your favorite bar & drink real beer instead or just keep waiting for Coupon: The Movie.

My Grade:C-

Where i saw it: Showtime


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Country:

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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 »

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Orion Pictures See more »
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