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Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
is a 1986 American comedy film based on the French play Boudu sauvé des eaux, which had previously been adapted on film in 1932 by Jean Renoir. Down and Out in Beverly Hills was directed by Paul Mazursky, and starred Nick Nolte, Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss.[1] The film is about a rich but dysfunctional couple who save the life of a suicidal homeless man. Musician Little Richard also makes an appearance,[1] and contributed the song "Great Gosh a'Mighty" to the soundtrack. Released by Touchstone Films, a film label of The Walt Disney Studios, Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
has the distinction of being the first R-rated film ever released by Disney.

Contents

1 Synopsis 2 Cast

2.1 Production credits

3 Reception 4 Television series 5 Soundtrack 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Synopsis[edit]

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Dave Whiteman and his wife, Barbara, are a couple whose 20-year marriage is unfulfilling. Dave is having an affair with Carmen, the live-in maid, while Barbara tries to relieve her constant feelings of anxiety by experimenting with various New Age
New Age
therapies. A "down and out" homeless man named Jerry Baskin wanders into the backyard of the Whitemans' Beverly Hills home, and tries to drown himself in the pool. Dave helps Jerry get back on his feet. The family is initially disgusted by Jerry, but they end up growing fond of him after getting to know him better. Cast[edit]

Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
– Jerry Baskin Bette Midler
Bette Midler
– Barbara Whiteman Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
– Dave Whiteman Elizabeth Peña
Elizabeth Peña
– Carmen the Maid Little Richard
Little Richard
– Orvis Goodnight Evan Richards – Max Whiteman Tracy Nelson – Jenny Whiteman Felton Perry – Al

Production credits[edit]

Mino Argento – Paintings[2]

Reception[edit] The movie was a financial success, on a budget of $14,000,000, the film grossed $62,000,000 in the US alone.[3] The critical response for the film was mostly positive; it currently holds an 81% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
based on 26 reviews.[1][4][5] Television series[edit] Main article: Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
(TV series) Soundtrack[edit]

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Soundtrack album by Various Artists

Released 1986 (1986)

Recorded 1986

Genre Soundtrack

Length 30:35[6]

"Great Gosh A'mighty!" - Little Richard "California Girls" - David Lee Roth "El Tecaliteco" - Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan "I Love L.A." - Randy Newman "Tutti Frutti" - Little Richard "Once In A Lifetime" - Talking Heads " Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Theme" - Andy Summers "Search for Kerouac" - Andy Summers "Nouvelle Cuisine" - Andy Summers "Wave Hands Like Clouds" - Andy Summers "The Mission Blues" - Andy Summers "Jerry's Suicide Attempt" - Andy Summers

While not included on the soundtrack album, the film uses a remix of the Talking Heads
Talking Heads
song "Once in a Lifetime", as featured in their 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense
and its companion album, in both the film's opening and closing credits. See also[edit]

List of American films of 1986

References[edit]

^ a b c Maslin, Janet (January 31, 1986). "THE SCREEN: BEVERLY HILLS GOTHIC". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-10.  ^ " Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
(1986)". The New York Times.  ^ "New Movies Make Inroads At Box Office". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-12-22.  ^ "MOVIE REVIEWS : MAKING MOST OF INFLUENCE : 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills' Is Up and at 'Em With On-Target Satire". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-10.  ^ Ebert, Roger. "Down and Out in Beverly Hills". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2012-06-10.  ^ "Down and Out in Beverly Hills". AllMusic. 

External links[edit]

Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
on IMDb Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
at Rotten Tomatoes Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
at Box Office Mojo

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Films directed by Paul Mazursky

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) Alex in Wonderland
Alex in Wonderland
(1970) Blume in Love
Blume in Love
(1973) Harry and Tonto
Harry and Tonto
(1974) Next Stop, Greenwich Village
Next Stop, Greenwich Village
(1976) An Unmarried Woman
An Unmarried Woman
(1978) Willie & Phil (1980) Tempest (1982) Moscow on the Hudson
Moscow on the Hudson
(1984) Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
(1986) Moon over Parador
Moon over Parador
(1988) Enemies, A Love Story (1989) Scenes from a Mall
Scenes from a Mall
(1991) The Pickle (1993) Faithful (1996) Winchell (1998) Coast to Coast (2

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