Down and Out in Beverly Hills [DVD] [1986]

Often considered Bette Midler's comeback film, Paul Mazursky's Down and Out in Beverly Hills comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include trailers. This is a decent release from Disney/Buena Vista, but there is little here to interest the average DVD consumer. That is a shame considering this film's status as one of the finest satires of the '80s.
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (DVD)  (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV)  (English)  1986 - Larger Front
  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English) 1986
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Special Features

  • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Down and Out in Beverly Hills is an updated remake of the 1932 Jean Renoir film Boudu Saved From Drowning. Philandering businessman Dave Whiteman (Richard Dreyfuss) rescues scraggly tramp Jerry Baskin (Nick Nolte) from drowning himself in Dave's swimming pool. Much against his will, Jerry is invited to enjoy the hospitality of Dave, his social-climbing wife, Barbara (Bette Midler), and their sexually ambivalent son, Max (Evan Richards). The hapless hobo bonds only with the family dog, Matisse, which fascinates Barbara to the point that she's willing to share her bed (and a few other things) with him. Dave is twice cuckolded when Jerry makes out with the maid (Elizabeth Peña), with whom he has been carrying on a torrid -- and noisy -- affair. He plans to wreak revenge on the tramp, but several plot twists result in Dave and Jerry becoming bosom companions. Little Richard appears as the family's easily irritated next-door neighbor. Down and Out in Beverly Hills was the R-rated film that compelled Disney to create its adult-oriented Touchstone Films division. The property was later cleaned up for TV consumption and converted into a short-lived Fox-network sitcom. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Nick Nolte
    Nick Nolte - Jerry Baskin
  • Richard Dreyfuss
    Richard Dreyfuss - Dave Whiteman
  • Bette Midler
    Bette Midler - Barbara Whiteman
  • Little Richard
    Little Richard - Orvis Goodnight
  • Tracy Nelson
    Tracy Nelson - Jenny Whiteman

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