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Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986

  • Paul Mazursky
  • January 31, 1986
  • 103 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
See what happens when a dirty bum meets the filthy rich.
Beverly Hills couple Barbara and Dave Whiteman are very rich but not happy Dave is a hard working business man, his wife is only interested in yoga, aerobics and other meditation classes, and he sleeps with the house maid. Their teenage son is confused about his sexuality and their daughter is suffering from eating disorders. While they are celebrating thanksgiving having plenty of food, street tramp Jerry is hungry, homeless, sleeping rough and has lost his dog. Jerry decides to end his life by drowning himself in their swimming pool. Dave rescues him and invites him to stay for a while. How does this stranger change the life style of this family?


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David Whiteman (Richard Dreyfus) and his family take in a homeless man named Jerry (Nick Nolte). Kind of like with the other Dreyfus movie What About Bob which was released years later. Dreyfus feels threatened and annoyed by this man that entered his and families lives.
Jerry might be worse than Bob though since he sleeps with pretty much all the women in David's life. Even the maid (Elizabeth Pena) which is David's mistress when his wife Barbara (Bette Middler) won't give him any.
While I like What About Bob; I like this Richard Dreyfus movie more. Due to the great cast, performances and 80's soundtrack.

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