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Eat the Rich (1987)

Alex (Al Pillay) is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and cohorts attempt ... See full summary »

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Peter Richardson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Allen ... Waiter #1
Ronald Allen ... Cmdr. Fortune
Dave Beard Dave Beard ... Gen. Karpov
Rowena Bentley ... Indecisive Girlfriend (as Rowena Bently)
Angie Bowie Angie Bowie ... Henry's Wife (as Angela Bowie)
Simon Brint Simon Brint ... Dickie
Rene Bruchet Rene Bruchet ... Janet
Les Bubb Les Bubb ... Waiter
Kathy Burke ... Kathy
Katrin Cartlidge ... Katrin
Robert Carwithen Robert Carwithen ... Robert
Sean Chapman ... Mark
Robbie Coltrane ... Jeremy
Miles A. Copeland III Miles A. Copeland III ... Derek
Hugh Cornwell Hugh Cornwell ... Edgeley
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Alex (Al Pillay) is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile, General Karpov (Dave Beard) and Spider (Lemmy) plot to involve the inept anarchists in their plans to derail the Prime-Minister-to-be's campaign. Written by Jeff Mercer <riffer@afn.org>

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You are what you eat!

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Comendo os Ricos See more »

Filming Locations:

Oxfordshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$200,723

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,723
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Second of two cinema movies starring British comedy group The Comic Strip. The first had been about two years earlier with The Supergrass (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Ron abandon the sports car, they drive it about thirty feet into some bushes but when the police arrive, the car is close to the road. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [Alex and his troupe have crossbows drawn on the diners at "Bastards"] *Die*, meat-eaters!
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Spun-off from The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) See more »

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Built for Speed
Written by Lemmy , Würzel , Phil Campbell and Pete Gill
Performed by Motörhead
Courtesy of G.W.R. Entertainments corporation
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Has to been to be believed
6 October 2008 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

This is not a good movie in the strictest sense of that term, but ... I don't know what it is. The only thing that I can safely say, it certainly isn't bad; it's very strange and has a lot of things going for it. A very waifish Lemmy (from Motörhead), for example, and everyone who was going to amount to anything in acting in the next years, and their mums. And the Beatles. The only thing I'd like to know is how they got this drug-addled phantasmagoria of a movie financed. The movie doesn't really follow a plot but plays along the lines of "I wonder what comes next". And especially along the lines of "I wonder where my next square meal will come from". Like they had shot the scenes during the day and written the script for the next day at night.

Don't get me wrong. This movie was meant to have a better script, and they obviously fubbed it up. Don't tell me that they were well capable of telling an intriguing and coherent story but opted for cinematic surrealism instead. I've made movies myself, and I know fully well how they got to be so intriguingly offbeat and charmingly eccentric. But fortunately this movie here has many other things going for it.

I'd like to big one up for the little people now: Kevin Allen (I think that's him) as "revolutionary gay waiter #1" and Nosher Powell as "Nosher" both give excellent dramatic performances.

If you're after an evening of mutually assured distraction, then stay well clear. If you harbour an interest for the bizarre, then buy the golden bleeding collector's box.


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