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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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Cast

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Clare Lipkin
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Frank
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Lisabeth Hepburn-Saravian
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Juan
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Peter
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Howard
Arnetia Walker ...
To-Bel
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Sidney
Edith Diaz ...
Rosa
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Willie Saravian
Jerry Tondo ...
June-Bug
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Kelly
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Himself
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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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July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A játék neve: Beverly Hills  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,156,471 (USA)
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Trivia

Juan says he wants to "make the crossover" like Rubén Blades. This is a reference to Blades's movie, Crossover Dreams (1985), in which a smalltime Latin musician makes the crossover into major fame (and back again). See more »

Quotes

Howard: Oh my balls! I have no balls Liz! All I have is a fat set of petty dictators sewn up in cheap leather.
Lisabeth Hepburn-Saravian: Howard I am really worried about you.
Howard: A couple of greedy monsters dangling in a smarmy woman's purse. the kind you buy at Q-Mart. Monogamy was my kingdom and they have exiled me!
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After the introductory credits the following can be found: 'for L.B. who might have smiled' See more »


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Autumn Sunshine
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Music by Harold Smart
KPM Music Ltd
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2. words!, Arnetia Walker
24 May 2000 | by (INGLEWOOD,CALIFORNIA) – See all my reviews

It's all about Arnetia Walker in this movie. She plays the black wife of the white character in the movie that's a failed playwriter. She simply Oozes sexuality, and you'll see what I mean especially if your in to Black Women. I remember seeing this movie when I was at least under 18 and whew!! was she hot. I don't even remember what the movie was about (now I do) but I do remember all the sex scenes with her. She has the best sex scene in this movie (doggie style) that is simply Unforgettable and Definitely worth seeing.


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