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How to Beat the High Cost of Living

PG
Movie
1980
1h 45m
English
Comedy
Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get married and if she wants privacy with her boyfriend, she has to sleep in the car. Even worse, her war veteran father comes to live with her to turn her life upside down. Louise lives a happy life with her veterinarian husband, Albert. She runs an antique shop on the side, but since it doesn't take in any profit, the IRS considers it a hobby. She needs to come up with the money to keep it going, or she will be trouble with the IRS. Elaine's husband has left her for another woman and without any money. She is in a constant struggle with banks, power companies, and gas stations. She needs money to get by and also catches the eye of police officer Jack. The local mall is having a contest that features a giant money ball that states it will help fight the inflation.
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Dabney Coleman
Jack Heintzel
Art Metrano
Gas Station Attendant
Ronnie Schell
Bill Pike
Sybil Danning
Charlotte
Al Checco
Tim Lundy
Garrett Morris
Power & Light Man
David Lunney
Leon - Stage Manager
Michael K Daly
Sheriff - Antique Store
Byron Morrow
Charlie Goldring
James Izzy Whetstine
Eddie - Bartender
Jack Krupnick
Man in Chevy
James Aday
Richard - Architects' Office
Robin Hickman
Singing Salesman
Danielle Maye
Shoe Salesman
Directed By: Robert Scheerer
Written By: Robert Kaufman (Screenplay), Leonora Thuna (Story)

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