Arthur 2: On the Rocks

Arthur 2: On the Rocks

Bud Yorkin (1988)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Seven years after that charming if one-joke movie Arthur, Dudley Moore mistakenly returned to the role of the drunken millionaire in this disastrous comedy sequel. After a financial takeover by the father of his former girlfriend, Arthur is left penniless and has to save his marriage to Linda (Liza Minnelli) and regain his fortune before the end credits. You know things are getting bad when John Gielgud (whose English valet died in part one) is resurrected as a ghost (well, the ploy worked for Alec Guinness in the Star Wars sequels). Believe it or not, things get even worse as the film moves towards its predictable happy ending. You have been warned.


The drunken millionaire sees his playboy lifestyle grind to a halt when a woman he scorned pulls strings to force him into bankruptcy. Although job opportunities are thin on the ground for booze-sodden layabouts, his wife wants a baby and pressures him to find a job and take responsibility for once in his life. Comedy sequel, starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli, with a cameo appearance by John Gielgud.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Bach Dudley Moore
Linda Marolla Bach Liza Minnelli
Hobson John Gielgud
Martha Bach Geraldine Fitzgerald
Burt Johnson Stephen Elliott (1)
Fairchild Paul Benedict
Susan Johnson Cynthia Sikes
Mrs Canby Kathy Bates
Mr Butterworth Jack Gilford
Bitterman Ted Ross
Director Bud Yorkin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: May be edited for languageAvailable on: video and DVD