Eat the Rich (1987)



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A restaurant worker (Lanah Pellay) is fired from a posh London eatery, so the man returns with a band of terrorists, who have their own ideas about how to run a restaurant, and they begin feeding new customers with old customers. Motorhead provides the music.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Nosher Powell
as Nosher
Sandra Dorne
as Sandra
Ronald Allen
as Commander Fortune
Ron Tarr
as Ron
Jimmy Fagg
as Jimmy
Dave Beard
as General Karpov
Nigel Planer
as DHSS Manager
Miranda Richardson
as DHSS Blonde
Kathy Burke
as Kathy
Dawn French
as Debbie Draws
Jools Holland
as Reporter for The Sun
Rik Mayall
as Micky
Paul McCartney
as Banquet Guest
Pete Richens
as Cafe Owner
Jennifer Saunders
as Lady Caroline
Koo Stark
as Hazel
Kevin Allen
as Waiter 1
Bill Wyman
as Toilet Victim
Neil Cunningham
as TV Reporter
Norman Fisher
as Footman/Equerry
Bob Flag
as Indecisive Customer
Shane Macgowan
as Terrorist
Frank Murray
as Terrorist
Derren Nesbitt
as Manager
Daniel Peacock
as Terence
Marika Rivera
as Marika
Sandie Shaw
as Edgeley's Girlfriend
Tim Van Rellim
as Police Inspector
John Wilson
as Waiter
Eddie Yeoh
as Mr. Chow
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Critic Reviews for Eat the Rich

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Make what you will of the politics, as a series of sketches it delivers the laughs.

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Eat the Rich looks deceptively haphazard, though keeping this sort of comedy on-target takes discipline, a willingness to throw out a lot of material before finding the stuff that works.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

It feels like punk on the downward swing, after most of its rude energy has dissipated.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Although writers Peter Richardson and Pete Richens have a flair for one-liners and recasting comic British standbys (rich, poor, twit, villain, big-breasted, dark-skinned), they strain so hard to be funny, you wish they'd relax.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

The cannibalism metaphor that eventually becomes prominent seems to have been arrived at mechanically.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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August 13, 2005

Audience Reviews for Eat the Rich

I've been waiting since high school to watch this movie and I really have to say that this movie is horrible. The only thing I liked about it was the soundtrack otherwise this was a complete waste of time.

Ken Doers
Ken Doers

Super Reviewer

You probably have to be English to really get all the jokes in this movie, but its a great look at people on the extremes of the socio-economic divide. Fun and crazy over the top characters. Kinda like a british 80's fight club in a way lol.

Brent Mikel
Brent Mikel

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