How to Beat the High Co$t of Living

How to Beat the High Co$t of Living

Susan Saint James
Director: Robert Scheerer Cast: Susan Saint James
Susan Saint James
, Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
, Richard Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
Robert Scheerer


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Jane Curtin and Susan Saint James share star-billing with Jessica Lange in this uninspired comedy about three women who need a cash infusion. (Curtin and Saint James would later co-star in the popular sitcom Kate and Allie.) Jane (Saint James) is divorced and financially pressed to raise her children in the manner to which they were accustomed. Elaine's (Curtin) husband left with all their assets except for the house and car, and Louise's (Lange) antique store is going to go bust unless she gets rid of the red ink. After the three women share their angst, they hit on a scheme of robbing cash from the local shopping mall, a place they know quite well. That familiarity, it turns out, cannot guarantee success.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2015
UPC: 0887090096300
Original Release: 1980
Rating: PG
Source: Olive
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 38,499

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Saint James Jane
Jessica Lange Louise
Richard Benjamin Albert
Fred Willard Robert
Dabney Coleman Jack Heintzell
Art Metrano Gas Station Attendant
Ronnie Schell Bill Pike
Garrett Morris Power and Light Man
Cathryn Damon Natalie
Sybil Danning Charlotte
Al Checco Tim Lundy
Carmen Zapata Mama Figueroa
Dru Wagner Harriet
Eddie Albert Max
Michael Patrick Bell Actor
Jane Curtin Elaine
Craig Jackson Actor
Harvey Lewis Actor
Philip Miller Actor
Byron Morrow Actor
Wendy Shawn Actor
Susan Tolsky Actor
Allan Warnick Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Scheerer Director
Samuel Z. Arkoff Executive Producer
Bill Butler Editor
James A. Crabe Cinematographer
Peg Cummings Set Decoration/Design
Robert Kaufman Producer,Screenwriter
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer
Erica Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Irby Smith Asst. Director
Leonora Thuna Original Story
Patrick Williams Score Composer
Jerome M. Zeitman Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- How to Beat the High Cost of Living
1. Chapter 1 [12:20]
2. Chapter 2 [11:03]
3. Chapter 3 [11:32]
4. Chapter 4 [14:23]
5. Chapter 5 [12:23]
6. Chapter 6 [13:28]
7. Chapter 7 [16:59]
8. Chapter 8 [12:45]

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