How to Beat the High Cost of Living

79
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy Crime
  • Release year: 1980
  • Running time: 105 min
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. read more
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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.

Original Release

07/11/1980

US Release

07/11/1980

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Cast

Directors

Robert Scheerer

Writers

Robert Kaufman, Leonora Thuna

Cast

Jane Curtin Elaine
Susan Saint James Jane
Jessica Lange Louise
Garrett Morris Power & Light Man
Richard Benjamin Albert
Eddie Albert Max
Cathryn Damon Natalie
Dabney Coleman Jack Heintzel
Fred Willard Robert
Art Metrano Gas Station Attendant
Ronnie Schell Bill Pike
Sybil Danning Charlotte
Al Checco Tim Lundy
Susan Tolsky Patty
David Lunney Leon - Stage Manager
Michael K. Daly Sheriff - Antique Store
Byron Morrow Charlie Goldring
James 'Izzy' Whetstine Eddie - Bartender
Jack Krupnick Man in Chevy
James Aday Richard - Architects' Office

Producers

Editors

Bill Butler

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