Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills

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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills ★★½ 1989 (R)

Social satire about the wealthy, their servants, and their hangerson in two Hollywood households. Two chauffeurs spend their spare time lusting after their lovely employers, and bet to see who can accomplish reality first. All kinds of erotic capers result. Usually funny and irreverent; occasionally misfires or takes itself too seriously. Reunites the trio from cult classic “Eating Raoul”: Bartel, Woronov, and Beltran. Remake of Renoir's “The Rules of the Game.” 103m/C VHS . Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Ed Begley Jr., Wallace Shawn, Paul Bartel, Paul Mazursky, Arnetia Walker, Rebecca Schaeffer, Edith Diaz; Cameos: Little Richard, Michael Feinstein; D: Paul Bartel; W: Bruce Wagner; C: Steven Fierberg; M: Stanley Myers.