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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.

Director:

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:

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Elliott Morrison: [his son sees him Moonwalking in the living room] What'chu want, nigga?
Michael Morrison: Daddy!
[runs off, crying]
Elliott Morrison: Dad was just playing, son!
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Connections

Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Tons of Beer
Performed by B. Willie Smith Band
Composed by Jerry Connolly
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Before politically correct
30 August 2011 | by posarellaSee all my reviews

I get it, I'm politically correct now. But there was a time when this was not yet the norm. As a woman, a few scenes here are hard to swallow. However, this film is very funny, understanding its context, its time. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by the ancient iconic beer commercials and the stories behind them, the ridiculous world of advertising. David Allen Grier and Lorretta Swit make it memorable, yet the genius behind this film is in its direction. Patrick Kelly fully understood the ins and outs of the ad world, the writing is pitch perfect too. This is a film for advertising geeks, but it will also entertain those outside the ad world too. Enjoyed it thoroughly!


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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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