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Eat the Rich (1987)

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Alex (Al Pillay) is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and cohorts attempt ... See full summary »

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Peter Richardson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Allen ... Waiter #1
Ronald Allen ... Cmdr. Fortune
Dave Beard Dave Beard ... Gen. Karpov
Rowena Bentley ... Indecisive Girlfriend (as Rowena Bently)
Angie Bowie Angie Bowie ... Henry's Wife (as Angela Bowie)
Simon Brint Simon Brint ... Dickie
Rene Bruchet Rene Bruchet ... Janet
Les Bubb Les Bubb ... Waiter
Kathy Burke ... Kathy
Katrin Cartlidge ... Katrin
Robert Carwithen Robert Carwithen ... Robert
Sean Chapman ... Mark
Robbie Coltrane ... Jeremy
Miles A. Copeland III ... Derek
Hugh Cornwell Hugh Cornwell ... Edgeley
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Alex (Al Pillay) is a disgruntled server at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex and cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile, General Karpov (Dave Beard) and Spider (Lemmy) plot to involve the inept anarchists in their plans to derail the Prime-Minister-to-be's campaign. Written by Jeff Mercer <riffer@afn.org>

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You are what you eat!

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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The movie featured an array of cameo appearances and performances. See more »

Quotes

Alex: It's amazing how a few minutes with a gun can change your life.
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Connections

Spun-off from The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) See more »

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Nosher in the Bar
Performed by Dan Ecclestone
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"You're all eating the prime mister".
25 May 2013 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

"The Comic Strip Presents..." a lively, rowdy and bawdy cult black comedy gourmet with a novel one-joke premise like something John Watter's would churn out. Even that of Alex Cox's chaotic "Straight to Hell" shot to mind. This amusing oddball independent British feature kicks you in the guts with its heavy-handed approach from its acting to its dialogues and prominent surrealistic visual styling. No one is safe from the insults. It's sick and twisted with real ugly streak, but quite enjoyable as its anarchic messages are just so knee-jerk, the clever humour can be sneaky in its jabs and its episodically loose writing is just so random with its comic shocks. Interesting to see some familiar faces (Angie Bowie, Bill Wyman, Miranda Richardson and Paul McCartney) popping up with the likes of "The Comic Strip" being involved along with Motorhead contributing to the frenetic rock soundtrack. Even the bassist / singer Lemmy gets a part in the film. Al Pillay and Nosher Powell (looking great in green business suits) are the two who steal the limelight with their electric performances, one deadpan while the other maniac in delivery. Bombastic fun!

"Here have a toffee".


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Eat the Rich See more »

Filming Locations:

Oxfordshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$200,723

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,723
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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