The Beverly Hillbillies
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (12)
D: Penelope Spheeris
20th Century Fox (Ian Bryce & Penelope Spheeris)
USA 🇺🇸 1993
W: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Jim Fisher & Jim Staahl [based on the television show created by Paul Henning]
DP: Robert Brinkmann
Ed: Ross Albert
Mus: Lalo Schifrin
PD: Peter Jamison
Jim Varney (Jed Clampett), Dabney Coleman (Milburn Drysdale), Diedrich Bader (Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine), Erika Eleniak (Elly Mae Clampett), Cloris Leachman (Granny Moses), Rob Schneider (Woodrow Tyler), Lea Thompson (Laura Jackson), Lily Tomlin (Jane Hathaway), Buddy Ebsen (Barnaby Jones)
Big-screen adaptation of a 1960's television show about a hillbilly family who strike it rich with oil and move to California to live in a Beverly Hills mansion.
While TV show was a memorable hit during it's time, this is a very average big screen transition. Hastily written with obvious jokes and clearly a cash-in on the moderate success of the recent Addams Family movies. Watch any episode of the TV show instead, it's much funnier.
Did You Know:
According to Director Penelope Spheeris, Sam Elliott was being considered for the role of Jed Clampett, but ultimately, it was Jim Varney 's background in comedy that earned him the part.