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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)

R | | Comedy | July 1989 (USA)
The widow's houseboy and the divorcee's chauffeur bet on which will bed the other's employer first.

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Storyline

The story of this social satire and soap parody follows two rich white upper class families living in Beverly Hills, California. Recently widowed Claire is a once popular sitcom star, who dreams of a Hollywood comeback. She and her daughter Zandra are not very close, even though they live in the same house, so she turns to her best friend Lisbeth for comfort. Lisbeth is a socialite with her own set of problems. Her alcoholic husband Howard left her for another woman. Her son Willie is terminally ill and hopelessly in love with Zandra, who doesn't even notice him. Lisbeth's poor playwright brother Peter is in love with Claire, even though he just got married in Vegas to sassy To-Bel, a woman he barely knows. Meanwhile, Claire's houseboy Juan and Lisbeth's bisexual chauffeur bet on which of the two will seduce his cougar boss first. Several other plot points make things even more complicated. It turns out that To-Bel has a secret past. The ghost of Claire's husband Sidney starts ...

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Box Office

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$25,635 (USA) (4 June 1989)

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$2,156,471 (USA)
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After seeing the object of his obsession in a sex scene in this film, Robert John Bardot decided there and then that actress Rebecca Schaeffer should die. After getting her home address in Los Angeles, Bardot showed up on her doorstep on July 18, 1989 with a .357 Magnum revolver and confronted the young actress. After getting her autograph, Bardot wandered off but returned an hour later. He rang her doorbell and when Schaeffer responded, Bardot shot her, point blank, in the chest. She screamed "why?!" before collapsing in a pool of blood. Her murder woke Hollywood up to the dangers of stalkers towards celebrities. Bardot is serving a life sentence for the murder. See more »

Quotes

Juan: This is for sure, some twisted sh**.
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Crazy Credits

After the introductory credits the following can be found: 'for L.B. who might have smiled' See more »

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References Crossover Dreams (1985) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Mary Moronov.
23 October 2001 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

A long time ago, I watched this movie from the middle on cable. I then had a crush on Mary Moronov. I saw her again in Eating Raoul. I was convinced that she's the hottest woman on screen.

I maybe biased about this movie. 9 out of 10.

This's the only movie I own on original tape.


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