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Cast

Series cast summary:
Lindsay Wagner ...  Billy Ikehorn 3 episodes, 1980
Barry Bostwick ...  Spider Elliott 3 episodes, 1980
Marie-France Pisier ...  Valentine O'Neill 3 episodes, 1980
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...  Ellis Ikehorn 3 episodes, 1980
Connie Stevens ...  Maggie McGregor 3 episodes, 1980
Nick Mancuso ...  Vito Orsini 3 episodes, 1980
Robert Reed ...  Josh Hillman 3 episodes, 1980
Gene Tierney ...  Harriet Toppingham 3 episodes, 1980
Louise Latham ...  Mary Ann Evans 3 episodes, 1980
Genevieve Genevieve ...  Lilianne de Vertdulac 3 episodes, 1980
Michael Callan ...  Alan Wilton 3 episodes, 1980
Gary Graham ...  Jake Cassidy 3 episodes, 1980
Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall ...  Susan Arvey 3 episodes, 1980
Milton Selzer ...  Sid Amos 3 episodes, 1980
Paul Carr ...  Pat O'Byrnne 3 episodes, 1980
John Hancock ...  Lieutenant Tony Bakersmith 3 episodes, 1980
Anna Lee ...  Aunt Wilhelmina 3 episodes, 1980
Lelia Goldoni ...  Joanne Hillman 3 episodes, 1980
George Gaynes ...  John Prince 3 episodes, 1980
Kim Cattrall ...  Melanie Adams 3 episodes, 1980
Frank M. Benard ...  Edouard 3 episodes, 1980
Gavin MacLeod ...  Curt Arvey 3 episodes, 1980
Carol O'Leary Carol O'Leary ...  Faye 2 episodes, 1980
Eloise Hardt Eloise Hardt ...  La Comtesse 2 episodes, 1980
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The soap-operatic story follows the fortunes of three ambitious youngish people: Billy, secretary and then wife to an older zillionaire, whose death frees Billy to start up a Beverly Hills boutique ("Scruples") and to pursue the pretentious and manly but commercially woebegone film director Vito Orsini. Meanwhile, Valentine, a French would-be fashion designer, and Spider, a parking lot attendant/photographer/stud, struggle up the ladder, become buddies and put off a romance that seems inevitable despite their difference in height. After Valentine and Spider become Billy's employees, they team up to navigate a number of speed bumps on the road to happiness. Written by Andrei Blok

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1980 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rare acting appearance by French chanteuse Genevieve, of Jack Paar and Merv Griffin TV shows. See more »

Goofs

When Dolly Moon and Billy take off in Dolly's car, Billy's hair is in a bun. In the next shot, her hair is down and flowing. Then it's up in a bun again. in the next shot, it is down again. See more »

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Followed by Scruples (1981) See more »

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More cheese than at a Kraft factory
4 June 2003 | by gonnabechefSee all my reviews

This movie is truly, truly awful at times - but has flashes of brilliance.

On the plus side, Barry Bostwick's performance is, more often than not, fun to watch. There are scenes that are so well written, you'll swear the production team included a competent (and, sadly, part-time) script doctor. You can also laugh heartily at the incredibly earnest way in which the characters continually fall in love at the drop of a hat.

On the not-so-good side: The first African-American actor shows up after about an hour and a half, and he's a waiter serving drinks at a party. Ouch. Also, this film has the dubious distinction of containing the worst car chase I have ever seen.

When the writing is good, it's pretty good; when it's bad, it's amazingly bad. Scruples is amazingly bad about 90% of the time. The American Dairy Association would save a fortune if it could harness the power of this much cheese.


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