Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills

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Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Paul Bartel
Produced by James C. Katz
Ira Deutchman
Amir Jacob Malin
Screenplay by Bruce Wagner
Story by Bruce Wagner
Paul Bartel
Music by Stanley Myers
Cinematography Steven Fierberg
Edited by Alan Toomayan
North Street Pictures
Distributed by Cinecom Pictures
Release date
  • June 3, 1989 (1989-06-03)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,156,471[1]

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills is a 1989 American black comedy film co-written and directed by Paul Bartel. Scenes re-unites Bartel with his Eating Raoul co-stars Mary Woronov and Robert Beltran. Scenes also stars Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Ed Begley, Jr., Wallace Shawn, Paul Mazursky, and Rebecca Schaeffer. Schaeffer was murdered shortly after the movie's release.


Clare Lipkin is a recent widow, dealing with everything from house guest Lisabeth, to Lisabeth's libidinous ex, Howard, to family problems. She is also being haunted by the ghost of her recently deceased husband, Sidney.

Lisabeth's houseboy Juan and Clare's chauffeur Frank make a bet on which of them can seduce the other's employer first. The bisexual Frank puts up cash for the wager but if he wins he wants Juan to sleep with him. Juan wins the bet but claims that he lost and has sex with Frank anyway.



Woronov was nominated for a 1990 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role.

DVD release[edit]

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills was released on Region 2 German DVD on May 18, 2005 and in Italy with its Italian title, Scene di lotta di classe a Beverly Hills. It has yet to be released on DVD in the United States.


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