A feature adaptation of the classic television show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves him and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.

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Penelope Spheeris

Writers:

Paul Henning (television series), Lawrence Konner (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Varney ... Jed Clampett
Diedrich Bader ... Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine
Erika Eleniak ... Elly May Clampett
Cloris Leachman ... Granny
Lily Tomlin ... Miss Jane Hathaway
Lea Thompson ... Laura Jackson
Dolly Parton ... Dolly Parton
Rob Schneider ... Woodrow Tyler
Dabney Coleman ... Milburn Drysdale
Penny Fuller ... Mrs. Margaret Drysdale
Kevin Connolly ... Morgan Drysdale
Linda Carlson Linda Carlson ... Aunt Pearl
Lyman Ward ... Chief Gallo
Leann Hunley ... Miss Arlington
Ernie Lively ... Briggs
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Storyline

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills, when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife, there are inevitably plenty of takers and con artists ready to make a fast buck. Written by Rob Hartill

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Upscale neighborhood, Down-home heart. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some off-color humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Clampetts' mansion also appeared in The Bodyguard (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Jethro is lying on Miss Hathaway's computer monitor, Hathaway is obviously typing vigorously but when the camera pans to Jethro, we see nothing is being added/changed on the monitor See more »

Quotes

Laura Jackson: [in mock French accent] Some women will search for many years before they find 'a-PEE-ness.
Jed Clampett: [startled] *what?*
Laura Jackson: 'a-PEE-ness.
Jed Clampett: Oh... happiness!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes play over the end credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Coming to Homerica (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Written and Performed by Hank Williams
Produced by Fred Rose
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets a division of PolyGram Group Distribution
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New hillbillies for a new generation
15 April 2005 | by jwhale9382See all my reviews

I admit, I was never a serious fan of the TV show, at least not until after I saw this movie. But in my opinion, this movie may have helped reintroduce the story of the Beverly Hillbillies to a new audience. I loved it.

Plot: It all starts when Jed Clampett discovers oil on his property. Then Aunt Pearl convinces him to move to Beverly Hills. What am I saying? Y'all know the story. It's the same story as the TV show. That's one of the best things about this movie; that it stays true to the TV show. In addition, Jed has decided to come to Beverly Hills mainly to "get hitched." Now this sounds like a funny story.

Cast: The actors were probably one of the biggest aspects of the movie. The cast was funny, but also believable. The late Jim Varney (Jed) was great in one of his best "non-Ernest" roles. Dabney Coleman (Mr. Drysdale) was convincing in his role. He probably got the experience from doing "9 to 5," which also starred his co-star Lily Tomlin. Lea Thompson and Rob Schneider (Laura and Tyler) play two cons who are trying to steal the Clampett fortune. They should've known better than going up against the Clampetts. There were many other great and hilarious performances from stars like Cloris Leachman, Erika Eleniak, and Diedrich Bader.

Humor: There was the prefect balance of humor and seriousness in this movie. And the crude humor was low. If there was too much stupid or crude humor, it would've brought down the whole movie. But there was just the right amount of humor, so the movie was good.

This one may be a bit too much for the younger viewer, unless it's been edited for a few bad jokes. I recommend this one for anybody who just wants to see a funny movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beverly Hillbillies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,525,375, 17 October 1993

Gross USA:

$44,029,386

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,405,220
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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