R | | Comedy
A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.
Both Ebert and Siskel gave this movie ****, and it was a huge hit at the box office, and it was hailed as an instant classic at the time. Ironically it's been mostly forgotten over the years since then.
Got a license?
Jerry Baskin: Yeah.
Dave Whiteman: You drive.
Jerry Baskin: Okay. Where to?
Dave Whiteman: I don't know. Some days you just want to go, you know?
Jerry Baskin: Okay. Let's hit the beach. I got some friends down there.
Dave Whiteman: The beach?
Dave Whiteman: Who's going to run my business? Who's going to pay my bills? Who's...
Jerry Baskin: You got enough ...
When the alarm is set off in the beginning of the movie, Max Whiteman jumps out of his bed and grabs his video camera. As he leaps from the bed it is apparent that he is wearing a man's night gown. He runs directly onto the front driveway and appears in long-john underwear.
The credits open on scenes showing sites featured in Beverly Hills The end credits scroll on the alleyway outside the Whiteman's home, during which a bum pushing a trolley walks by, pauses to check on the Whiteman's dumpster, then continues on his way.
$5,726,495 2 February 1986