The Beverly Hillbillies

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"The day they moved in... Beverly Hills moved out."
  • PG
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.0  (19,670)
  • 37

The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 American comedy film based on the hit television series of the same name. The movie directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak and Jim Varney. The movie tells the story of a simple, backwoods family from the Ozarks, the Clampetts, who strike it rich and become instant millionaires after discovering oil on their land. Patriarch Jed Clampett (Varney), his mother-in-law Granny (Cloris Leachman), his daughter Elly May (Eleniak) and his nephew Jethro Bodine (Bader) are living in their rustic home in the hills of Arkansas when they receive an offer of $25 million for their land from a big oil company. Suddenly, the Clampetts are thrust into a world of luxury and excess, as they move to Beverly Hills to start their new life, bringing their hillbilly sensibilities with them.

Once in Beverly Hills, it becomes clear that the Clampetts are outsiders in this new world of wealth and privilege. They are befriended by a street-smart con artist named Woodrow Tyler (Max Baer Jr.), who sets his sights on tricking the family out of their newfound wealth. Meanwhile, banker Milburn Drysdale (Dabney Coleman) is tasked with managing the Clampetts' finances and keeping them safe from the many predators who are circling around them in Beverly Hills.

As the Clampetts navigate their new surroundings, they clash with the locals and find themselves in one hilarious misadventure after another. They get into trouble with the law, unwittingly offend the social elite and even become embroiled in a love triangle. Through it all, the family shows that their simple, earnest ways can win over even the most jaded of Beverly Hills residents.

The film features hilarious performances from the entire cast, with Jim Varney bringing his trademark goofy charm to the role of Jed Clampett. Erika Eleniak shines as the sweet and innocent Elly May, while Diedrich Bader offers a comic turn as the clueless Jethro. Dabney Coleman is suitably slimy as the scheming banker, while Cloris Leachman steals every scene as the ornery Granny.

Visually, the film is a feast for the eyes, with lavish sets and stunning cinematography that perfectly capture the opulence of Beverly Hills. Though the comedy is broad and sometimes crude, the movie has a warmth and sincerity that shines through, making it an enjoyable and heartwarming family film.

Overall, The Beverly Hillbillies from 1993 is a fun and entertaining comedy that will leave audiences laughing and feeling good. It's a lighthearted romp that pokes fun at the excesses of wealth and privilege, while celebrating the virtues of family, loyalty and honesty. If you're in the mood for a good chuckle and some down-home charm, this movie is definitely worth a watch.

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