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Slums of Beverly Hills ()


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In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.

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Vivian
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Murray
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Saleslady
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Rita
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Landlady
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Rickey
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Ben
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Eliot
Brendan Burns ...
Cop in Station
Harris Laskawy ...
Charlie the Cook
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Doris
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Rachel
Marley McClean ...
Brooke
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Mrs. Hoffman
Jock MacDonald ...
Man at Brymans
Rich Willis ...
EMS Guy #1
Armand Reiser ...
EMS Guy #2
Jack Tracy ...
Cop #1
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Dr. Grossman
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Nurse Curtrell
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Mickey
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Belle
Sally Schaub ...
Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mykal Wayne Williams ...
Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tamara Jenkins

Written by

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Tamara Jenkins ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael Nozik ... producer
Joe Pichirallo ... production executive
Robert Redford ... executive producer
Stan Wlodkowski ... producer

Music by

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Rolfe Kent

Cinematography by

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Tom Richmond ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pamela Martin

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Jeff Ervin ... assistant editor
Penny Lee Hallin ... apprentice editor
Kirsty Kalkhoven ... first assistant editor
Harry Muller ... color timer
Christine Yoo ... apprentice editor

Casting By

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Sheila Jaffe
Georgianne Walken

Production Design by

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Dena Roth

Art Direction by

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Scott Plauche

Set Decoration by

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Robert Greenfield

Costume Design by

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Kirsten Everberg

Makeup Department

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Kathryn Bihr ... key makeup artist
Romy Fleming ... first assistant hair stylist
Anne Morgan ... additional hair stylist
Candace Neal ... key hair stylist
Vicky Ogden ... first assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Lisa Rodgers ... post-production supervisor
Tom Tucker ... production supervisor
Stan Wlodkowski ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael A. Allowitz ... first assistant director
Susie Balaban ... second second assistant director
Dawn Massaro ... second assistant director
Scott Remick ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Richard F. Anderson ... assistant property master
Curtis Baruth ... construction coordinator (as Curtis W. Baruth)
Lisa S. Beasley ... art department coordinator
Guillaume DeLouche ... set dresser
Karen Greene ... painter
Pete Josephs ... construction foreman
Roger L. King ... property maker
Ritchie Kremer ... property master
Carolyn Lassek ... set dresser
Tim Park ... set dresser
Tim Snowber ... leadman
Samuel J. Tell ... set dresser (as Sammy J. Tell)
Will Thayer ... propmaker
Amy Thornberry ... foreman painter
Bently Tittle ... set dresser
Elizabeth Colomba ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Andrew Adams ... boom operator (as Andy Adams)
Pembrooke Andrews ... assistant dialogue editor
Matthew C. Beville ... adr mixer
Eric Brauch ... sound utility
Eddie Bydalek ... sound recordist
Richard Chaim ... sound
John Chandler ... foley editor
Paul Curtis ... dialogue editor
Andrew DeCristofaro ... supervising sound editor
Eric Erickson ... sound recordist (as Eric M. Ericson)
Elisabeth Flaum ... sound effects editor
Laura Kamper ... sound effects assistant (as Laura Pratt)
Michael Kamper ... sound effects editor
Jonathan Karp ... sound effects editor
Shawn Kennelly ... foley recordist
Jeffrey R. Payne ... re-recording mixer
Thomas Pinney ... boom operator (as Tom Pinney)
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Sean Rowe ... foley artist
Ann Scibelli ... supervising sound effects editor
Dan Scolnik ... assistant dialogue editor
B. Tennyson Sebastian III ... re-recording mixer
Ken Segal ... sound mixer
D. Chris Smith ... adr recordist
John C. Stuver ... dialogue editor
Eric Thompson ... foley mixer
Mark Ulano ... additional sound recordist
Tim Walston ... sound effects editor
James Wright ... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)

Visual Effects by

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Richard Ivan Mann ... visual effects producer: Click3x
Rich Thorne ... production executive

Stunts

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Jean Malahni ... stunt player
Dick Ziker ... stunt coordinator
Jean Malahni ... stunt double: Marisa Tomei (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nicolas Amato ... electrician
Robert Bennett ... camera operator / photographer: second unit
Jonathan Brown ... Steadicam operator (as Jonathan W. Brown)
Stephen Clancy ... second assistant camera
Stephane Cojot-Goldberg ... first assistant camera
Briewen Corry ... grip (as Briewfn Corry)
Matthew Devitt ... grip (as Matthew Devitt III)
Josh Drew ... best boy grip (as Josh Walters)
Kenneth Estes ... video playback operator
Tom Fraser ... camera operator (additional)
Alan Frazier ... best boy electric
Kyle D. Hutson ... electrician
Paul Kline ... camera loader
Shaun Madigan ... gaffer
Michelle McKinley ... first assistant camera
Leonard Myszynski ... still photographer
Kevin Nieliwocki ... key rigging grip
Brooks Robinson ... Steadicam operator
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
John Warner ... key grip
Abbe Wool ... electrician
Kenny Yakkel ... dolly grip

Casting Department

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Julia Kim ... casting associate
Terrence Harris ... casting associate (uncredited)
Christian Kaplan ... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Colin Booth ... wardrobe assistant
Gail De Krassell ... assistant to costume designer (as Gail DeKrassel)
Ricki Fournier ... costumer
Karen Garutso ... assistant to costume designer
Julie Glick ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Val Burnley ... location manager
Anthony Ernest Garth ... location assistant

Music Department

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Tony Blondal ... orchestrator
Mimi Bonetti ... music coordinator
Gary Calamar ... music supervisor
Steve Mccroskey ... music editor (as Steve McCroskey)
Christopher S. Parker ... music clearances (as Chris Parker)
G. Marq Roswell ... music supervisor
William T. Stromberg ... conductor (as Bill Stromberg)
John Vigran ... scoring mixer
Kerry Wikstrom ... additional orchestrator
Joshua Winget ... music editor: temp
Tim Walston ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mark Brown ... driver: production van
Randy Lovelady ... transportation captain
Margo Hunt McKay ... driver (as Margo Hunt)
John Orlebeck ... transportation coordinator
John F. Teeple ... driver
Paul Tumber ... transportation
Will Weiske ... picture vehicle coordinator

Other crew

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Robert Algeri ... production office coordinator
Elizabeth Blozan ... set production assistant
Paul Candice ... craft service (as Paul Joseph Candice)
Audrey Carter ... assistant: Michael Nozik
Maureen 'Mo' Crutchfield ... post-production accountant
Michael Dean ... studio teacher (as Michael D. Dean)
Stacy Deckard ... production assistant
Yoshi Enoki Jr. ... key set production assistant
Lisa Frieders ... production secretary (as Lisa S. Frieders)
Peter Himmelstein ... title designer
Ira Hurvitz ... script supervisor
Annie U. Jacobsen ... catering assistant (as Annie V. Jacobsen)
Donna Kail ... assistant: Robert Redford
Gary Kurashige ... set medic
Ryan Leidner ... production assistant
Robert Leon ... set production assistant
Janet Lonsdale ... production accountant
Darek Makhoul ... chef (as Derek Makhoul)
Sandra J. Santacreu ... studio teacher (as Sandy J. Santacreu)
Lori Sier ... assistant accountant
Terry St. John ... production assistant
Vicki Thornton ... assistant office coordinator
Pete Villejo ... assistant: Tamara Jenkins
Will Weiske ... promotions coordinator

Thanks

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Lisa Bellomo ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Peter Himmelstein ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Nick Kazan ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Maria Maggenti ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michael Radford ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Karen Robson ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michelle Satter ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Adam Yaffe ... the filmmakers wish to thank
Steven Zaillian ... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Steve Zaillian)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Vivian's family are penniless nomads, moving from one cheap flat to another in Beverly Hills so she and her brothers can attend the city's schools. Uncle Mickey sends them money to survive. When Mickey's daughter Rita runs away from an asylum, Vivian's dad offers shelter to her if Mickey will pay for a plush flat. Vivian must babysit her adult cousin, making sure she gets to nursing school and avoids pills and booze. But Vivian has her own problems: she's curious about sex, likes an older neighbor kid, has inherited her mother's ample breasts, and wants a family that doesn't embarrass her. Can she help Rita, keep Uncle Mickey happy, and feel OK about her body and her family? Written by

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Taglines Never judge a girl by her address. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les taudis de Beverly Hills (France)
  • Les Déjantés de Beverly Hills (France)
  • Hauptsache Beverly Hills (Germany)
  • Colgados en Beverly Hills (Spain)
  • Cocioabele din Beverly Hills (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $125,561, 16 Aug 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia The female lead is uncomfortable with the attention she gets when she grows large natural breasts. At first, Natasha Lyonne was excited about the silicone breasts she wore for her role. Then, director Tamara Jenkins told her to walk around for a day while wearing them. Lyonne came back and told Jenkins, "I get it now." See more »
Goofs In Vivian's two nude scenes, her breasts are obviously (different) body doubles. The breasts of the doubles differ greatly from each other, in terms of size and shape. Also, her face is never shown during these scenes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rounders/Kiki's Delivery Service/Simon Birch/Slums of Beverly Hills/Digging to China (1998). See more »
Soundtracks I'd Love to Change the World See more »
Quotes Vivian: You dropped out of high school?
Eliot: It was an option. I wanted to join the workforce.
Vivian: What do you do?
Eliot: Sell pot.
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