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Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 8 July 1988 (USA)
Arthur loses all his money, and his wife wants a baby.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arthur Bach
... Linda Marolla Bach
... Hobson
... Martha Bach
Stephen Elliott ... Burt Johnson
... Fairchild
... Susan Johnson
... Mrs. Canby
... Mr. Butterworth
... Bitterman
... Ralph Marolla
Thomas Barbour ... Stanford Bach
David O'Brien ... Millionaire
... Bartender
... Maitre D' (as John Vennema)
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In this sequel to the 1981 hit movie, Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former millionaire playboy be able to survive as a broke, unemployable alcoholic? To add to Arthur's problems, wife Linda's biological clock is ticking louder than ever, and she's pressuring him to start taking responsibility for himself. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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No Money. Still Funny.

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Arthur on the Rocks  »

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$14,681,192
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Crew members clapped the day John Gielgud arrived on set to film his cameo appearance. See more »

Goofs

When Arthur falls into the boiler room and crawls behind the machinery, the stunt performer stops when he thinks he's hidden, but his shoes and posterior are still visible to the camera. Even though we can still see him there, Arthur is already up and walking out of the place across the room from this. See more »

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Arthur: Where's Mrs. Bach? Is she...
Fairchild: Madam awoke early. She had some phone calls to make.
Arthur: Ah. Ah, well in that case, put on one of her nightgowns and come in here, would you?
Fairchild: Sir?
Arthur: Oh, come on, Fairchild. I know you want it. I've seen the way you look at me.
Arthur: [Fairchild heads towards the closet] Hey! Fairchild, I'm kidding! I'm kidding. God, it's the truth. Don't they ever kid each other on your planet?
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CLOSE TO YOU
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
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You know I like this better than the first one.
5 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

To be honest, I sort of like this better then the first one! It's got some more humor to it and I think Liza Minnelli put some more effort in her role as the new Mrs. Linda Bach. At first, I think she was hesitant. She was probably thinking "This is going to be a stupid movie and the Academy is going to hate it. My fans will despise me! Why am I doing this?" And then, Liza thought, that there was this itty bitty chance that maybe her and Dudley could make the movie funny. Well, in the first one, they pulled it off. People wanted more of Arthur Bach and his hilarious antics as an alcoholic! Liza was mentally re-assured. "My fans need me for this," She must've thought. And she re appeared. In this movie, we see Arthur finally begin to GROW UP, something we never thought he could do. Linda wants a baby but Arthur's crazy fiancee and her father are at it again! It's then that Arthur realizes that he'd rather have Linda and the baby then the 75 million. Oh, and a very young Kathy Bates is in here too! This is definitely worth while. Better than the first. A 9!


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