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Down and Out in Beverly Hills 

Newly wealthy Dave Whitman, a working class type, moves into Beverly Hills. Wife Barbara and daughter Jenny become social climbers, son Max less adaptable. They take in and receive advice from homeless philosopher Jerry.
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Complete series cast summary:
Hector Elizondo ...  Dave Whiteman 13 episodes, 1987
Anita Morris ...  Barbara Whiteman 13 episodes, 1987
Tim Thomerson ...  Jerry Baskin 13 episodes, 1987
Evan Richards ...  Max Whiteman 13 episodes, 1987
Eileen Seeley Eileen Seeley ...  Jenny Whiteman 13 episodes, 1987
April Ortiz ...  Carmen 13 episodes, 1987
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Newly wealthy Dave Whitman, a working class type, moves into Beverly Hills. Wife Barbara and daughter Jenny become social climbers, son Max less adaptable. They take in and receive advice from homeless philosopher Jerry.

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English

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26 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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Touchstone Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Anita Morris plays Barbara Whiteman, the role originally played by Bette Midler in the movie of the same title. Morris and Midler co-starred in "Ruthless People," though they shared no scenes in that film. See more »

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Remake of Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) See more »

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I am so ashamed....
1 May 2000 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

I saw the original film this short-run series was based on when it came out in theatres. I felt I HAD to: it had Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss and Bette Midler, and was directed by Paul Mazursky. How could it miss? And I was right - it was great.

So, why did the series go so wrong?

Well, there were inferior story-lines all the while it aired, and while I respect Hector Elizondo, he was simply too good for the "exasperated husband" role he had to replay each week. And Tim Thomerson... well, he's no Nick Nolte.

But the only good thing I remember was Anita Morris. Now, SHE was the main reason I watched the show. I'd watch her in anything, and very nearly have. She was so sexy, had a great husky voice and such a cute down-home drawl for a Beverly Hills society maven(!), and that body...(deep breath), okay, where was I?

Yes, Anita was the main reason I watched this movie and was probably the only redeeming factor in the whole mess. She was funny AND sexy, always a good combo. But as for the rest, it was at least true to the "Down and Out" part.

Two stars for the "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" series, just for Anita Morris. As is usually the case, stick with the original.


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