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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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Comedy | Romance

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Arthur on the Rocks  »

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$14,681,192
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The picture features two Best Actress Academy Award winners, Kathy Bates (for Misery (1990)) and Liza Minnelli (for Cabaret (1972)). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Hobson: [Arthur is conversing with the ghost of Hobson] Arthur, I've seen your son.
Arthur: [Arthur, inebriated, looks stricken] Oh!
Hobson: I've told him all about you. But he still wants to meet you very much.
Arthur: Ah, old man, you're not playing fair!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

BROKE AND SAD
Lyrics by Chas Williams, Monty Williams, Byron Smith, Simon Williamson and Jonathan Harper
Performed by Jan Lindon
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It's great it's great. I just' fell out of the f*****n car. Is that the funniest thing ever? Pahhahaa!!
17 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I played the NYC Policeman in the scene with Dudley Moore and Sir John Gielgud. Where Hobson first appears to Arthur. It was an honor to share the screen with the two of them however briefly. This also was my feature film debut. Shucks. I know it was a small speaking part but to be acting with royalty such as Sir John of all people and Dudley of course. The original Arthur movie has always been one of my favorite comedies. I knew every line of the first movie. So, naturally when my agent called and told me about how small the role would be but, I would have the chance to do the a scene with these two pros. I jumped at the chance. I auditioned for Bud Yorkin and he cast me. After all is said and done. I'm proud of the little moment I shared with Dudley's Arthur and Mr. Gielgud's Hobson. God rest both of their souls.


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