Life Stinks

Synopsis: A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Mel Brooks
Production: MGM
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

...down twenty-four points

in Light trading...

sixty-two million shares.

Declines outnumber advances

three to two.

New claims for unemployment

benefits rose 45.000...

in the fourth week of April

to 455.000.

The number of persons

collecting benefits rose 39.000.

They still are running

at about 3.5 million.

The weekly jobless claims


are the earliest indication

of how the economy is doing...

and will give

any early signal...

when the economy begins

to come out of recession.

Gold--11p $1 .2O at the afternoon

fixing in London at 356.85.


-Oh. shit.

International communications

is the most active issue.

It's down a dollar.

at forty-seven.

U.S. Amalgamated is down a half.

at twenty-nine.

The biggest move of the day--

Bolt enterprises.

The stock is 11p $6.OO. at 82.

sparked by reports...

that Goddard Bolt intends

to purchase a prime section...

of downtown Los Angeles

real estate.

Morning. Mr. Bolt.


Gentlemen. Let's go to work.

Pritchard. how are we doing

with our development in Brazil?

Mr. Bolt. we just Learned...

that in order to build Club Bolt

the way you envision it...

we'd be forced to cut down

six thousand acres...

of natural Brazilian

rain forest.


Well. sir. the Last four hundred

remaining Ipi Indians...

Left in the world

are still Living there.


Sir. if we cut down

their forest...

we'd have to displace them.

and they could cause trouble.

Well. they're not gonna want

to Live there anymore anyway.

-Why not?

-No shade.

How are we doing with

our new development in Florida?

Sir. we are having a slight

problem in Fort Lauderdale.

In order to make room

for the magnificent...


Bolt shopping mail...

we're going to have to tear down

a nursing home for the aged.


Well. at present. there are 1 8O

very old people Living there...

and we understand that

most of them are invalids...

who are bedridden and dying.


It wouldn't Look good

in the papers.

Ah. I get your point.

Do it late at night.



I have a Little surprise.

Follow me.

-What is this?

-Looks Like a slum area.

You are Looking

at 2.5 square miles...

of the most derelict.

dilapidated section...

of Los Angeles.

Right now.

I own half of this property.

The city owns the other half.

but by noon tomorrow...

it will all be mine.

Ow! What is that?

One of those Little bums

that Live down there.

I suppose you're wondering

why Goddard Bolt...

is prepared to pay

11p to $4 biulon...

to own this worthless

pile of refuse. Am I right?

Well. we would never presume

to question your genius...

for financial wizardry. sir.

but why?


Gentlemen. the ultimate

achievement of my life--

Bolt Center.

It's absolutely visionary.



Gentlemen. you'll never know...

how mllch this project

excites me.

Mr. Bolt. you have

a surprise visitor.

-Who is it?

-Vance CrassWell. sir.

CrassWell? Damn it!

Thank you. Let's go.

Excuse me.

Am I interrupting?

I'm interrupting.

I'm interrupting.

I should Ieave. Should I Ieave?

I'm gonna Ieave.

Can I come in?

Hello. Vance.

You know my attorneys--

Pritchard. KnowIes. Stevens.

The three wise men.

Hiya. feIIas. What's going on?

Oh. my God!

Oh. my God! Someone eIse's idea

of what to do...

with the downtown slum district.

Would you beI--

Why didn't they teII me Goddard

Bolt owned the other half?

I never would have bought it.

No one beats Goddard Bolt...

when it comes to financiaI

wheeIing and deaIing.

Now. Look.

I'm in way over my head here.

I'm sorry to have

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Mel Brooks

Melvin James Brooks is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, composer and songwriter. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. more…

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