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The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

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A feature adaptation of the classic television show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves him and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.

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Penelope Spheeris

Writers:

Paul Henning (television series), Lawrence Konner (story) | 5 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Varney ... Jed Clampett
Diedrich Bader ... Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine
Erika Eleniak ... Elly May Clampett
Cloris Leachman ... Granny
Lily Tomlin ... Miss Jane Hathaway
Lea Thompson ... Laura Jackson
Dolly Parton ... Dolly Parton
Rob Schneider ... Woodrow Tyler
Dabney Coleman ... Milburn Drysdale
Penny Fuller ... Mrs. Margaret Drysdale
Kevin Connolly ... Morgan Drysdale
Linda Carlson Linda Carlson ... Aunt Pearl
Lyman Ward ... Chief Gallo
Leann Hunley ... Miss Arlington
Ernie Lively ... Briggs
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Storyline

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills, when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife, there are inevitably plenty of takers and con artists ready to make a fast buck. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Upscale neighborhood, Down-home heart. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some off-color humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los Beverly ricos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,525,375, 17 October 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,029,386

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,405,220
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jim Varney almost didn't get the role of Jed Clampett. The studio thought he was too identified as Ernest. Varney's screen test impressed them enough to give him the role. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the whole family is first driving into Beverly Hills, in the scene where they wave hello, the camera crew can be seen in the reflection of some of the cars. See more »

Quotes

[Talking about Laura "getting married" to Jed Clampett]
Woodrow Tyler: You're not going to sleep with him, are you?
Laura Jackson: That's not your problem.
Woodrow Tyler: Good! Laura, I've got my hand on your butt. (Laura disconnects the line) Hold on! I've got someone on call waiting. (disconnects the line) Hello! Hello! (gets back on previous line) It was nobody! Anyways, I've got my hand on your butt and I'm squeezing.
Mr. Drysdale: Tyler, get your hand off my butt.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes play over the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Jeopardy! (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

I'M SO LONELY I COULD CRY
Written and Performed by Hank Williams
Produced by Fred Rose
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets a division of PolyGram Group Distribution
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A New Beginning And Ending Would Have Really Helped
21 February 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I enjoyed the bulk of the film - the middle part. It was just the first 20 minutes and the last 20 minutes that I thought were incredibly too stupid to enjoy.

In that middle segment, Diedrich Baker's and Lily Tomlin's facial expressions were the highlight. I didn't mind staring at Erica Eleniak and Lea Thompson, either! It is an entertaining cast, I'll give it that, with Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman, Dabney Coleman and Rob Schneider among others. There also is some very good country music in the soundtrack, too.

Otherwise, there isn't a whole lot of positive things to say because, really, much of the humor is Dumb, yes - with a capital "D."


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