Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)

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In this sequel to the 1981 hit comedy Arthur, the story picks up where it left off with the bibulous millionaire hero (Dudley Moore) marrying poverty-stricken Linda Marolla (Liza Minnelli) instead of going through with a prearranged wealthy marriage. The vengeful father (Stephen Elliott) of the justifiably jilted bride begins pulling a few crooked strings, and before long, Arthur is broke. Worse still, Linda is pregnant. Will Arthur crawl back into a bottle, or will he save the day? John Gielgud makes a cameo appearance as the ghost of the family-retainer character he played in the first Arthur, while Dudley Moore's real-life wife Brogan Lane shows up in a minor role.

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Cast

Dudley Moore
as Arthur Bach
Liza Minnelli
as Linda Marolla Bach
Stephen Elliott
as Burt Johnson
Paul Benedict
as Fairchild
Kathy Bates
as Mrs. Canby
Cynthia Sikes
as Susan Johnson
Ted Ross
as Bitterman
Thomas Barbour
as Stanford Bach
David O'Brien
as Millionaire
Ron Canada
as Bartender
John C. Vennema
as Maitre D'
John A. Zee
as Bald Executive
John O'Neill
as Housekeeper Husband
Mary Betten
as Housekeeper Wife
Carl Bressler
as Diner Customer
Linda A. Borgeson
as Diner Customer
Don Stark
as Diner Customer
Nick DeMauro
as Building Superintendent
Ken Magee
as Hardware Store Customer #1
Cameron Johann
as Hardware Store Customer #2
Joe Restivo
as Seedy Bartender
Robert Levine
as Cabdriver
Joe Jamrog
as Doorman
Ken Sylk
as Man in Shadows
Terry Wills
as Man in Alley
Jason Wingreen
as Boardmember #2
Darryl Edwards
as Johnson Guard
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Critic Reviews for Arthur 2: On the Rocks

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7)

The excruciating "Arthur 2 on the Rocks" should come with a surgeon general's warning: "This sort of stupidity may sap your will to live or to watch movies ever again."

June 24, 2015 | Full Review…

Not as classy a farce as the original, but still manages to be an amusing romp for most of its length.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

As funny as a cerebral haemorrhage.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

A doughy, unimaginative spin-off beyond any saving by its two resourceful stars.

May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

It's not a sequel, it's a relapse.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

If "Arthur 2" has any significance, it's to herald -- unwittingly -- the death of the Happy Drunk in the movies.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arthur 2: On the Rocks

Not so bad like everybody say, Arthur 2 is very inferior from the 1981 hit. At least Dudley Moore, with luck and funny charm save this sequel.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

A ok film with some funny moments.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

Lightning doesn't strike twice as this sequel falls completely flat on its face. A lot of the same from the first movie, but somewhat different in tone. Even Geilgud's ghostly appearance in this movie can't save this film. But I enjoyed it.

Derek Daniels
Derek Daniels

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