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R| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Denver's Marshall Industries produces America's top-selling beer. Blake Teegarden (Richard Gilliland), a chemist for the company, discovers an ingredient capable of making the beer dangerously addictive. Marshall seizes upon this discovery and soon enjoys a monopoly over beer sales. Americans guzzle beer nonstop -- citizens are perpetually drunk, and the drinking age is lowered to six. Then a rival company sets out to steal the formula, causing a fierce, drunken battle to erupt.

Cast: Richard Gilliland , Jamie Farr , Tawny Kitaen ,

Director: John De Bello

Genres: Comedy

Happy Hour (1987)

Release Date: February 27th, 1987|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Unfortunately, what you'll remember most about the movie is its banal script and dialogue so ripe it almost laughs at itself. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Terrific performances by Anthony LaPaglia, Eric Stoltz and Caroleen Feeney infuse this well-written comic drama with a realistic ease. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The first hour is eloquent and true. Once the story takes its big turn toward tragedy, though, it becomes predictable and sentimental. show more

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