Rich and Famous (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

Rich and Famous (1981)




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Two women find their friendship tested when one rises from obscurity to success in this glossy remake of Old Acquaintance. Liz Hamilton (Jacqueline Bisset) and Merry Noel (Candice Bergen) are close friends who met while they were freshmen at Smith College in the 1950s. Liz has become a highly respected novelist, while Merry wed Doug Blake (David Selby) and raised a family. While Merry is happy, she can't help but envy Liz for her glamorous career as an author. Merry decides to write a novel of her own, and with Liz's help, the book soon finds a publisher. While Merry's trashy potboiler earns few positive reviews, it's a massive best-seller, and Merry's fame and wealth soon outstrips that of Liz, leading to jealousy between the old friends and problems in Merry's marriage. Rich and Famous was the final picture directed by Hollywood legend George Cukor; the guest list at the party sequences include such literary and cinematic notables as Christopher Isherwood, Ray Bradbury, Paul Morrissey, and Roger Vadim.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gerald Ayres
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On DVD: Nov 6, 2007
MGM Home Entertainment


Jacqueline Bisset
as Liz Hamilton
Candice Bergen
as Merry Noel Blake
David Selby
as Douglas 'Doug' Blake
Hart Bochner
as Christopher 'Chris' ...
Steven Hill
as Jules Levi
Meg Ryan
as Debby (age 18)
Matt Lattanzi
as The Boy Jim
Daniel Faraldo
as Ginger Trinidad
Nicole Eggert
as Debby (age 8)
Dick Cavett
as Himself
Joe Maross
as Martin Fornam
Merv Griffin
as Himself
Kres Mersky
as Judy Heller
Cloyce Morrow
as Martha Antilles
Allan Warnick
as Desk Clerk
Ann Risley
as Max's Wife
Damion Sheller
as Max's Son
Haley Fox
as Max's Daughter
Fay Kanin
as Prof. Fields
Tara Simpson
as Stewardess
Charlotte Moore
as Clerk in Cartier
John Perkins
as Limo Driver
Herb Bress
as Waiter in Hallway
William G. Schilling
as Waldorf Doorman
Alan Berliner
as Photographer
Don Bachardy
as Malibu Party Guest
Ruth Conte
as Malibu Party Guest
Marsha Hunt
as Malibu Party Guest
Christopher Isherwoo...
as Malibu Party Guest
Pola Miller
as Malibu Party Guest
Paul Morrissey
as Malibu Party Guest
Jennifer Nairn-Smith
as Malibu Party Guest
Karen Somerville
as Malibu Party Guest
Roger Vadim
as Malibu Party Guest
Sandra Smith Allyn
as Literary Party Guest
Frances Bergen
as Literary Party Guest
Ray Bradbury
as Literary Party Guest
Ellen J. Brill
as Literary Party Guest
Gwen Davis
as Literary Party Guest
Frank De Felitta
as Literary Party Guest
Michael Dewell
as Literary Party Guest
Nina Foch
as Literary Party Guest
Elizabeth Forsythe H...
as Literary Party Guest
Oliver Hailey
as Literary Party Guest
Randal Kleiser
as Literary Party Guest
Gavin Lambert
as Literary Party Guest
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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This saga about two friends falls short of heartfelt and never satisfies

Full Review… | June 5, 2008
Urban Cinefile

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