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Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

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

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 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:

PG | See all certifications »

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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

Gross USA:

$14,681,192
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dudley Moore has been said to have based his characterization of Arthur partly on Peter Cook, whose excessive drinking had soured his and Moore's comedic partnership in the 1970s. 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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Soundtracks

LOVE IS MY DECISION
(theme from Arthur 2 on the Rocks)
Performed by Chris De Burgh
Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Chris De Burgh
Courtesy of A&M Records
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No Money Somehow Still Funny
23 March 2011 | by funky_cherry86See all my reviews

I saw this film a few years ago and wondered why would anyone hate this film and give it such a bad review?, Arthur 2 On The Rocks was a decent conclusion to the story of the most lovable millionaire.Liza Minnelli's performance as Linda was as usual terrific and comical, While watching the movie you get to feel for the main characters as they face being broke,trying to fix an apartment and have children. I loved Dudley Moore's role as Arthur as you see him finally facing life and most of all realizing that having money isn't everything.

Since we last saw Arthur (Moore) he was on the verge of an arranged marriage to socialite Susan Johnson (Sikes) however he chose to marry his true love and keep his money.It's a few years later Arthur & his lovely wife Linda (Minnelli) are as happy as ever. When it's discovered that Linda can't have children they plan to adopt with the help of Mrs. Canby (Bates) an adoption worker. However a dark cloud soon comes around.

Burt Johnson (Elliott) has seized control of the Bach company and as part of a revenge scheme forces Arthur's family to cut him off financially unless he divorces his wife and marries Susan. This film had taken a serious turn for Arthur as he finally decided to sober up and fight back to get his family and what belongs to him. I won't spoil the ending all I can tell you is that it's a happy one.


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