How to Beat the High Cost of Living [DVD] [1980]

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How to Beat the High Co$t of Living
Jane Curtin and Susan Saint James share star-billing with Jessica Lange in this uninspired comedy about three women who need a cash infusion. (Curtin and Saint James would later co-star in the popular sitcom Kate and Allie.) Jane (Saint James) is divorced and financially pressed to raise her children in the manner to which they were accustomed. Elaine's (Curtin) husband left with all their assets except for the house and car, and Louise's (Lange) antique store is going to go bust unless she gets rid of the red ink. After the three women share their angst, they hit on a scheme of robbing cash from the local shopping mall, a place they know quite well. That familiarity, it turns out, cannot guarantee success. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Susan Saint James
    Susan Saint James - Jane
  • Jessica Lange
    Jessica Lange - Louise
  • Richard Benjamin
    Richard Benjamin - Albert
  • Fred Willard
    Fred Willard - Robert
  • Dabney Coleman
    Dabney Coleman - Jack Heintzell
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