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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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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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The day they moved in... Beverly Hills moved out. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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

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15 October 1993 (USA)  »

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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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The car's license plate number in front of Jethro's truck at the birthday party is 2GAT123. This plate has been seen in various movies and television shows over the years. Such as Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Go (1999), Pay It Forward (2000), Mulholland Drive (2001), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Two and a Half Men (2003), Modern Family (2009), The Boy Next Door (2015), and numerous others. See more »

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Quotes

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I'M SO LONELY I COULD CRY
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Produced by Fred Rose
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New hillbillies for a new generation
15 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I admit, I was never a serious fan of the TV show, at least not until after I saw this movie. But in my opinion, this movie may have helped reintroduce the story of the Beverly Hillbillies to a new audience. I loved it.

Plot: It all starts when Jed Clampett discovers oil on his property. Then Aunt Pearl convinces him to move to Beverly Hills. What am I saying? Y'all know the story. It's the same story as the TV show. That's one of the best things about this movie; that it stays true to the TV show. In addition, Jed has decided to come to Beverly Hills mainly to "get hitched." Now this sounds like a funny story.

Cast: The actors were probably one of the biggest aspects of the movie. The cast was funny, but also believable. The late Jim Varney (Jed) was great in one of his best "non-Ernest" roles. Dabney Coleman (Mr. Drysdale) was convincing in his role. He probably got the experience from doing "9 to 5," which also starred his co-star Lily Tomlin. Lea Thompson and Rob Schneider (Laura and Tyler) play two cons who are trying to steal the Clampett fortune. They should've known better than going up against the Clampetts. There were many other great and hilarious performances from stars like Cloris Leachman, Erika Eleniak, and Diedrich Bader.

Humor: There was the prefect balance of humor and seriousness in this movie. And the crude humor was low. If there was too much stupid or crude humor, it would've brought down the whole movie. But there was just the right amount of humor, so the movie was good.

This one may be a bit too much for the younger viewer, unless it's been edited for a few bad jokes. I recommend this one for anybody who just wants to see a funny movie.


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