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Eat the Rich (1987)

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 Miles A. Copeland III ... Derek
Hugh Cornwell Hugh Cornwell ... Edgeley
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

You are what you eat!

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Comendo os Ricos 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the posh upper-class London restaurant was "Bastards". See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Ron abandon the sports car, they drive it about thirty feet into some bushes but when the police arrive, the car is close to the road. 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 »

Soundtracks

Eat the rich
Phil Campbell , Würzel , Lemmy and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor
Performed by Motörhead
Courtesy of G.W.R. Entertainments corporation
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Underrated, Well worth many viewings
23 August 2001 | by rmurfinSee all my reviews

Dark, dark stuff from the British 'Comic Strip' school of movie/TV comedy making. Robin Hood meets Motorhead. And, yes indeed, 80's Yuppies are served meals of dead 80's Yuppies in a vile 80's Yuppie restaurant.

This is a love/hate movie. Most people will be offended.

Oh, by the way, great sound track

Overall - 7.5/10


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