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Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 8 July 1988 (USA)
Arthur loses his fortune for staying with Linda, right as the two were preparing to adopt a child. As their marriage suffers, Arthur plans for a way to get his money back, but first he must sober up and get a real job.

Director:

Bud Yorkin

Writers:

Steve Gordon (characters), Andy Breckman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Arthur Bach
Liza Minnelli ... Linda Marolla Bach
John Gielgud ... Hobson
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Martha Bach
Stephen Elliott ... Burt Johnson
Paul Benedict ... Fairchild
Cynthia Sikes ... Susan Johnson
Kathy Bates ... Mrs. Canby
Jack Gilford ... Mr. Butterworth
Ted Ross ... Bitterman
Barney Martin ... Ralph Marolla
Thomas Barbour Thomas Barbour ... Stanford Bach
David O'Brien David O'Brien ... Millionaire
Ron Canada ... Bartender
John C. Vennema ... Maitre D' (as John Vennema)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

No Money. Still Funny.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Dudley Moore claimed he preferred this movie to Arthur (1981) because his character was forced to grow up and mature. See more »

Goofs

When Susan is on her father's boat during the party, her necklace disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[to Arthur]
Hobson: If projectile vomiting ever becomes an Olympic event, you would do your country proud.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Halloween (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Reflections
Performed by Steve Khan and Donald Fagen
Written by Thelonious Monk
Courtesy of A&M Records
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User Reviews

Caught between the moon and a hard place
10 May 2001 | by jtpaladinSee all my reviews

"Arthur 2" was definitely not as good as the first one but then again, "Arthur 2" was really the best that you could do with a sequel to the original. I mean, where do you go after the happy ending of "Arthur"?

There were some very funny lines in the film and it was nice seeing the cast re-unite, but for some reason the original Susan who was played by

Jill Eikenberry was replaced by Cynthia Sikes, who looks very different than Jill. Anyone know why the change?

Do I recommend anyone seeing this film? Only if you really enjoyed the first film otherwise you're not going to really be able to get into "Arthur 2".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arthur on the Rocks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,150,962, 10 July 1988

Gross USA:

$14,681,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,681,192
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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