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Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989)

PG | | Comedy | May 1990 (USA)
A kindly but thieving shopaholic tries to turn her mistakes around, but does so by becoming a skilled computer hacker, something that could only get her into more trouble despite her goal to impress her beloved family.

Director:

Percy Adlon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Sägebrecht ... Rosalie Greenspace
Brad Davis ... Ray 'Liebling' Greenspace
Judge Reinhold ... The Priest
Erika Blumberger Erika Blumberger ... Rosalie's Mother
Willy Harlander Willy Harlander ... Rosalie's Father
John Hawkes ... Schnucki Greenspace
Patricia Zehentmayr ... Barbara Greenspace
Courtney Kraus Courtney Kraus ... April
Alex Winter ... Schatzi Greenspace
Lisa Fitzhugh Lisa Fitzhugh ... Greenspace Twin
Lori Fitzhugh Lori Fitzhugh ... Greenspace Twin
David Denney David Denney ... Kindi Greenspace
Dina Chandel Dina Chandel ... Herzi Greenspace
Ed Geldart Ed Geldart ... Burt
John William Galt John William Galt ... Bank President
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Storyline

Rosalie loves to shop too much to let a little thing like no money stop her. When the local shopkeepers no longer take her bad checks or bad credit cards, she's reduced to stealing from one family member to buy presents for others. It's looking pretty bleak until her daughter pushes her into buying a 'guilt gift' of a PC, complete with modem. Master shopper becomes master hacker, and Rosalie is back on top. Written by BA Jacobson <pcfe2151@cybercom.net>

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Taglines:

When You're $100,000 In Debt, It's Your Problem. When You're $1,000,000 In Debt... It's The Bank's.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rosalie fait ses courses See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$574,080
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Brad Davis was less than 10 years older than John Hawkes, who played his oldest son. Marianne Sägebrecht, who played Hawkes' mother, is only 14 years older than Hawkes. See more »

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Follows Zuckerbaby (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Back to Rosalie
Written by Bob Telson
Performed by Jim Lauderdale courtesy of Epic Records
Copyright 1989 by Boodle Music
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Terrible, and yet wonderful!
25 April 2003 | by pyotr-3See all my reviews

This film takes the word "quirky" to a whole new level. While it is a little dated now, due to advances in computers (and the fact that Rosalie's computer crimes would not likely happen today), it is such a monumentally freakish film that you just can't miss it.

How can you miss seeing the late Brad Davis in one of his most unlikely roles? And how can you miss seeing Judge Reinhold as a priest who keeps having to listen to Rosalie teling him of all her crimes? The mere spetacle of Germans in rural Arkansas is reason enough to see this fun little film. It has no big message, really, except poking fun of 1980's American consumerism, but the sheer wackiness of the family in this movie makes it a worthwhile diversion for a night when you could use a laugh.


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