Eat the Rich

1987

Peter Richardson
Director
New Line Cinema
Production Company

A group of poor Londoners take revenge on the wealthy by committing the title act.

Unfocused Thatcher-era black comedy has aged rather well, perhaps because the wealthy are more deserving of eating than ever. Pellay's character is unsympathetic and grating, however, (though the casting of a trans person in the lead is admirable), and the final reel takes a detour into drama that leaves the overall film with a sour taste in one's mouth. Still, any film that casts Lemmy as an MI-5 agent and The Pogues as terrorists deserves some kudos.

This is a very tough one to screencap, as most of the credited people have names never referred to in dialogue. I've tried my best. IMDb has Plasmatics lead singer Wendy O. Williams as "female diner with mohawk." This is a misidentification of the credited Angie Bowie. Someone long ago assumed a blonde with a mohawk must be Williams, and it has been enshrined as "fact." This highlights one of the main problems with IMDb.

-Dave W.

Thanks for the help once again, Philly!


Eat the Rich
17th August 1987
Cinema



90 mins


Eat the Rich
6th November 1987
Cinema



90 mins





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Ronald Allen
Commander Fortune
Sandra Dorne
Sandra
Jimmy Fagg
Jimmy
Lemmy
Spider
Al Pillay
Alex
(as Lanah Pellay)
Nosher Powell
Nosher, the Home Secretary
Fiona Richmond
Fiona
Ron Tarr
Ron
Robbie Coltrane
Jeremy
Adrian Edmondson
Charles
Dawn French
Debbie Draws
Rik Mayall
Micky James
Nigel Planer
DHSS Manager
Jennifer Saunders
Lady Caroline
Kevin Allen
Waiter 1
Dave Beard
General Karpov
(as David Beard)
Rowena Bentley
Indecisive Girlfriend
(as Rowena Bently)
Angie Bowie
Henry's Wife
Simon Brint
Dickie
Rene Bruchet
Janet
(unsure - called Janice in dialogue)
Les Bubb
Waiter
(as Lez Bubb)
Kathy Burke
Kathy
Robert Carwithen
Robert
Katrin Cartlidge
Katrin
Cayenne
Latin American Band
Sean Chapman
Mark
Miles Copeland
Derek
Hugh Cornwell
Edgeley
Neil Cunningham
T.V. Reporter
Robert Davis
Waiter
Neil Dickson
Gerry
Simon Drake
Waiter
(unsure)
Norman Fisher
Footman / Equerry
Bob Flag
Indecisive Customer
(as Bob Flagg)
Peter Fontaine
Banquet Man
Fran Fullenwider
Queen
Adrian Funnell
Waiter
JoAnne Good
Jaqualine
Cathryn Harrison
Joanna
(unsure)
Jools Holland
Sun Reporter
Debbie Linden
Layla
(as Debbie Lindon)
Sue Lloyd
Val
Paul McCartney
Banquet Guest
Shane MacGowan
Terrorist
(as Shane McGowan)
Christopher Malcolm
John Steinbeck
Frank Murray
Terrorist
Derren Nesbitt
Mr. Dupont - Manager
Daniel Peacock
Terence
Avril Rankin
Avril
Miranda Richardson
DHSS Blonde
Peter Richardson
Henry
Pete Richens
Cafe Owner
Marika Rivera
Marika
Rowland Rivron
Star Reporter
Tricia Ronane
Tricia
Peter Rosengard
Israeli Ambassador
Barney Sharp
Barney
Sandie Shaw
Edgeley's Girlfriend
Spider Stacy
Band Member
Koo Stark
Hazel
Jonathan Stratt
Policeman
Tim Van Rellim
Police Inspector
Rupert Vansittart
Rupert
Steve Walsh
Record Executive
John Wilson
Waiter
Bill Wyman
Toilet Victim
Terry Woods
Terrorist
(as Terence Wood)
Eddie Yeoh
Mr. Chow
Unknown 5541
Street Vendor
Unknown 5541
Gerry's Girlfriend
Alan Harris
Pub Patron
Unknown 5541
Pub Patron
Unknown 5541
Pub Patron
Unknown 5541
Man in DHSS Office
Salim Haider
General
Colin Thomas
Bishop of Southoak
Tommy Winward
Party Guest
Phil Taylor
Drummer at Party
Würzel
Guy at Party Asking Spider to Play Bass
Robin Parkinson
Banquet Speaker
Barrie Holland
Banquet Guest
Ken Coombs
Banquet Guest
Roy Everson
Banquet Guest
Derek Lyons
Banquet Guest
Lucien Morgan
Banquet Guest
Unknown 5541
African Dignitary
Unknown 5541
Bastards Customer
Unknown 5541
Bastards Customer
Unknown 5541
Bastards Customer
Lewis Hooper
Eat the Rich Patron
Mike Reynell
Eat the Rich Patron
Dinny Powell
Policeman in Raid
Claire King
Yuppie Bitch
Andrew Rankin
Reporter
Ruby Wax
Bibi de Coutts
(listed on BFI - think scenes cut)
Roy Alon
Stunt Coordinator
Terry Walsh
Stunt Coordinator
Mark McBride
Stunts
Dinny Powell
Stunts
Eddie Stacey
Stunts
Chris Webb
Stunts
St. Paul's Cathedral
Itself
Tower Bridge
Itself

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