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How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)





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A female trio of longtime friends once had happy lives, but now the dregs of suburbia and economic hardships are getting to them. Divorcée Jane (Susan Saint James) is dating the financially lacking Robert (Fred Willard), and she gets pregnant despite their lack of money. Elaine (Jane Curtin) is broke after her recent divorce. And Louise (Jessica Lange) is struggling with a failing business. In the midst of these problems, the seemingly average women hatch a plan to rip off a local mall.
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It was a real cute movie. There was a few good quotes in the movie. It's reminds me of Mad Money, but an older.

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Ms. Southern Lady

A great movie with a great cast and a great story. This is a hilarious comedy, and I really liked it, and recommend seeing it.

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Mildly amusing, sometimes actually funny tale of 3 woman who see their problems solved by robbing a mall contest ball filled with cash. Fast paced, but check your mind in at the door if you want a beliveable plot. Jane Curtin, a regular of the early Saturday Night Live television show, along with her pals actually think they can steal what they need to get by. Each has the motive, but can they execute this mad cap idea? Dabney Coleman, a local policeman, falls in love with Curtin after repeated run ins with her. Richard Benjamin is a husband of one of these nut cases and he's terrific. Garrett Morris, also of SNL, plays a part in this as well and to very funny effect. This is a fantasy plot of 3 naive or silly woman, both probably. Suggested for light comedy fans only. The title though gets very high marks for creativeness. Cast Susan Saint James (television actress) Jane Curtin (Saturday Night Live tv) Jessica Lange (movie actress) Eddie Albert (veteran movie/television actor) Richard Benjamin (veteran movie actor) Cathryn Damon Dabney Coleman (veteran movie actor) Art Metrano Garrett Morris (Saturday Night Live television) Fred Willard Crew Executive Producer: Samuel Z. Arkoff Editor: Bill Butler Cinematographer: James Crabe Set Decorator : Peg Cummings Producer: Robert Kaufman Screenplay: Robert Kaufman Associate Producer: Robert Krause Associate Producer: Robin Krause Production Designer: Lawrence G. Paull Director: Robert Scheerer Story by: Leonora Thuna Composer: Patrick Williams Music Supervisor: Patrick Williams Producer: Jerome M. Zeitman

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