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Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 8 July 1988 (USA)
Arthur loses all of his money, and his wife wants a baby.

Director:

Bud Yorkin

Writers:

Steve Gordon (characters), Andy Breckman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Arthur Bach
Liza Minnelli ... Linda Marolla Bach
John Gielgud ... Hobson
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Martha Bach
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Burt Johnson
Paul Benedict ... Fairchild
Cynthia Sikes ... Susan Johnson
Kathy Bates ... Mrs. Canby
Jack Gilford ... Mr. Butterworth
Ted Ross ... Bitterman
Barney Martin ... Ralph Marolla
Thomas Barbour Thomas Barbour ... Stanford Bach
David O'Brien David O'Brien ... Millionaire
Ron Canada ... Bartender
John C. Vennema ... Maitre D' (as John Vennema)
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Storyline

In this sequel to the 1981 hit movie, Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former millionaire playboy be able to survive as a broke, unemployable alcoholic? To add to Arthur's problems, wife Linda's biological clock is ticking louder than ever, and she's pressuring him to start taking responsibility for himself. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

No Money. Still Funny.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arthur on the Rocks See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,681,192
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Apparently, when Arthur (1981) was first touted, Dudley Moore thought (perhaps jokingly) that the movie was about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. See more »

Goofs

When Arthur enters Bert Johnson's yacht and is walking through the main cabin filled with Christmas party guests, a boom microphone operator can be seen on the right side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Hobson: [Arthur is conversing with the ghost of Hobson] Arthur, I've seen your son.
Arthur: [Arthur, inebriated, looks stricken] Oh!
Hobson: I've told him all about you. But he still wants to meet you very much.
Arthur: Ah, old man, you're not playing fair!
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Referenced in Mad About You: The Unplanned Child (1993) See more »

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Written and Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Courtesy of Virgin Records/A&M Records
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A beautiful little film.
21 June 2001 | by Dock-OckSee all my reviews

This has got to be one of the most under-rated and under seen sequels in history. Arthur 2 is not as good as the film that preceeded it but it is NOT a bad film. Arthur 2 if anything gives us the film that Dudley Moore and Steve Gordon were trying to back in 1981. One of the main criticism's is that it gives out a bad message the alcoholism is good. The film does nothing of the sort, Arthur strives through out the film to change his drinking ways and succeeds in the final part of the film. The film itself is not as funny as Arthur was, but you hardly notice this because it tells a good dramatic story.

Bud Yorkin handles the direction excellently, and the movie contains a magical back drop of Christmas time New York. Dudley is again funny and like-able, just as he was in Arthur, allthough both the Actor and the Character have matured. Liza Minelli is again kookie as Linda, allthough she plays the role like the preceeding seven years took place within a week. Nothing changes with her performance and one is greatful. One really feels for Arthur and Linda, as they struggle with the fact of first not being able to have children, and secondly being destitute. Without spoiling the movie for those who have not seen it, there is a happy ending. Burt Bacharach's score is again heartbreaking and wonderful and the title song sung by Chris De Burgh is as good as the Chris Cross original. And finally Sir John Gielguid makes a heart breaking and beautifull return as an Obi Wan Kenobi like Hobson. A christams ghost if you will.

A Beatifull film. One ready for re-evaluation. Lets raise our glasses to Arthur and Linda.


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