The Beverly Hillbillies

October 15th, 1993


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A feature adaptation of the classic TV show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves he and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 4.4/10 (8,693 voted)

Director: Penelope Spheeris

Stars: Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney

Jed Clampett and kin move from Arkansas to Beverly Hills when he becomes a billionaire, after an oil strike. The country folk are very naive with regard to life in the big city, so when Jed starts a search for a new wife there are inevitably plenty of takers and con artists ready to make a fast buck.

Writers: Paul Henning, Lawrence Konner

Jim Varney - Jed Clampett
Diedrich Bader - Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine
Erika Eleniak - Elly May Clampett
Cloris Leachman - Granny
Lily Tomlin - Miss Jane Hathaway
Lea Thompson - Laura Jackson
Dolly Parton - Herself
Rob Schneider - Woodrow Tyler
Dabney Coleman - Milburn Drysdale
Penny Fuller - Mrs. Margaret Drysdale
Kevin Connolly - Morgan Drysdale
Linda Carlson - Aunt Pearl
Lyman Ward - Chief Gallo
Leann Hunley - Miss Arlington
Ernie Lively - Briggs

Taglines: The day they moved in... Beverly Hills moved out.

Release Date: 15 October 1993

Filming Locations: Beverly Hills High School - 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Gross: $44,029,386 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The name of the retirement home where Granny is held hostage, "Los Viejos", is Spanish for "The Old People".

Continuity: When Miss Hathaway goes to see the private agent, his name plate on the desk disappears then reappears in between shots of Hathaway and Jones.

Dolly Parton: Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Jed Clampett, they spent a fortune on me for you!

User Review

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I always look back on this fondly. It was so silly and juvenile, but it made me laugh constantly, which may not make it very credible, but it was still memorable and an all round great film. Not being a fan of the original television series, I wasn't quite sure whether I'd enjoy this or not. But thankfully I went ahead and watched it, and I was pleasantly surprised. The storyline itself could be perceived as dull, but the great cast and equally great one-liners carry it through. All the cast do a perfect job in their parts, all proving themselves great comic actors. The incomparable Lily Tomlin is delightfully dippy as Jane Hathaway, and Lea Thompson is gorgeous as the devious Laura. The Clampett's themselves are also excellent, with Diedrich Bader and a hilarious Cloris Leachman providing the funniest moments. If The Beverly Hillbillies is anything, it's very funny. It may be predictable, and constant viewings may not be to everyone's taste, but if it's a laugh you're after, then you've come to the right place.