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Eat the Rich (1987)

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

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Alex is a disgruntled waitress at a snobby exclusive restaurant who falls on hard times. Forced to deal with the contempt and disgust of the upper class, Alex & cohorts attempt to go on a rampage. Meanwhile, General Karprov and Spider plot to involve the inept anarchists into their plans to derail the prime-minister-to-be's campaign. Written by Jeff Mercer <riffer@afn.org>

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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17 August 1987 (UK)  »

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Comendo os Ricos  »

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$200,723 (USA)
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Koo Stark: As Hazel. See more »

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Police Inspector: This is the police! Lay down your knives and forks! You have all been eating the Prime Minister!
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Spun-off from The Comic Strip Presents... (1982) See more »

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New meaning to Dinner and a Movie....
25 May 2001 | by (Boston USA) – See all my reviews

Set in fascist London, a group of non-relative, broken yet hopeful vagabonds find each other and attempt to restructure society into a single humane unit. When that fails they shoot people full of arrows and cause a smart and accurate assault on the posh structures of politics and upper class snobbery.

There are many parallels to Robin Hood and layers of Political strife that almost get buried under snide John Waters-esque humor and fantastic visual imagery not unlike Sid and Nancy or The Young Ones. The characters are well developed and provide a full range of personalities to keep the film moving and entertaining. It could use a minor editing job to remove some excess footage that slows down the first 1/2hour, other than that this should be an 80's cult classic for alternative humor. For those that liked "the Cook/thief/wife/lover"---this is better and doesn't seep in frivolity.


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