- Eat the Rich (film)
name=Eat the Rich
writer=Peter Richardson Pete Richens
Nosher Powell Ronald Allen Nigel Planer Miranda Richardson
producer=Tim Van Rellim
CBS/Fox Video Ltd.
released=October 1987 (UK TV premiere)
"Eat the Rich" is Peter Richardson's 1987 British comedy, from the team behind the popular television series, "
The Comic Strip Presents".
The film features a number of cameos including appearances from the likes of
Miranda Richardsonand Nigel Planeras vile DHSSclerks, Robbie Coltraneas the ultimate yuppie, Rik Mayallas a union boss, Paul McCartney, Shane MacGowan, Jennifer Saunders, Jimmy Fagg, Kathy Burke, Koo Stark, Dawn French, Bill Wyman, Jools Holland, Adrian Edmondsonand Lemmy.
Set in and around a
Londonrestaurant named 'Bastards', the staff begin to wonder whether or not they will get away with cooking the customers. Nosher Powellplays the Home Secretary, a menacing, beer-swilling, fornicating, lovable lout who has his own no-nonsense way of dealing with trouble, usually with his fists. He's the darling of the voters, the press and the gorgeous Fiona (Fiona Richmond), a glamorous KGBagent.
Alan Pellay), a disgruntled waiter at 'Bastards', falls on hard times. Subject to daily contempt and disgust of the upper class customers, Alex and her cohorts attempt to go on a rampage.
Nosher has enemies too; including the sinister Commander Fortune (
Ronald Allen) who plots a people's revolution with a difference and General Karprov (Dave Beard) and Spider ( Lemmy) plot to involve the inept anarchists into their plans to derail Home Secretary's campaign.
Les Bubb- Waiter
Kathy Burke- Kathy
Robbie Coltrane- Jeremy
Sean Chapman- Mark
Rick Mayall- Micky
Adrian Edmondson- Charles
Dawn French- Debbie Draws
Paul McCartney- Banquet guest
Jools Holland- Sun reporter
Miranda Richardson- DHSS Blonde
* Also the name of an underground culture festival in Trondheim, Norway, focusing primarily on punk and reggae music.
* Also the name of a 1997 book on economics by
* Nosher Powell was well known as a stuntman & stunt coordinator in British cinema & television. He plays an exaggerated version of himself in the film.
The VHS release of the film had a reversible cover.
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