Down and Out in Beverly Hills Movie Review 1986

Information and Film Reviews for Down and Out in Beverly Hills the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
4.0 from 0 reviews

A modern retelling of Jean Renoir's classic "Boudu Saved from Drowning" with some nice star turns. Neurotic and wealthy Beverly Hills married Dave (Dreyfuss) and Barbara (Midler) find their lives turned upside down when they prevent suicidal bum Jerry Baskin (Nolte) from drowning in their pool. Jerry takes over the household--bedding Barbara, her daughter Jenny (Nelson), and their sultry maid Carmen (Pena)--offering encouragement to a frustrated Dave and his son Max (Richards)--and even solving family dog Matisse's identity crisis. Naturally, Jerry learns there's more to life than being a bum.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 103 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, King of Beasts (Dogs), Role Reversal, Yuppie Nightmares, Beverly Hills, Stolen from France
Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos
Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard, Tracy Nelson, Elizabeth Pena, Evan Richards, Valerie Curtin, Barry Primus, Dorothy Tristan, Alexis Arquette
Donald McAlpine
Paul Mazursky
Andy Summers
Touchstone Pictures

Copyright © 2024 Net Industries - All Rights Reserved