The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Slapstick  |   Release Date - Oct 15, 1993 (USA)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Penelope Spheeris directed this compulsively faithful film adaptation of the popular 1960s television series. The familiar story 'bout a man named Jed Clampett (Jim Varney), a poor mountaineer who barely kept his family fed, continues to follow the TV show's format. Jed discovers oil on his Arkansas property and overnight becomes a multi-millionaire. He moves his family to Beverly Hills, wanting to turn his daughter Ellie May (Erika Eleniak) into a sophisticated woman. At his new Beverly Hills mansion, he meets Mr. Drysdale (Dabney Coleman), a kow-towing banker, and Drysdale's assistant, the repressed crone Miss Hathaway (Lily Tomlin). Jed announces that he would like to re-marry, and that leaves the door open for Drysdale's scheming lackey Woodrow Tyler (Rob Schneider) and his fortune-hunting partner Laura Jackson (Lea Thompson) to make the moves on Jed.

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rags-to-riches, fish-out-of-water, backwoods, hillbilly, mansion, oil-strike, oil-tycoon