How to Beat the High Cost of Living
How to Beat the High Cost of Living
Directed By Robert Scheerer
Written By Robert Kaufman, Leonora Thung
Cast Jane Curtin, Jessica Lange, Susan Saint James
Produced By Robert Kaufman, Jerome M. Zeitman, Bernard G. Wilens
Film Editing By Bill Butler
Cinematography By James Crabe
Music By Patrick Williams

United States



Release Date

July 11, 1980


105 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

Filmways Pictures, Orion Pictures

Gross $7,500,000



  • Susan Saint James as Jane
  • Jane Curtin as Elaine
  • Jessica Lange as Louise
  • Richard Benjamin as Albert
  • Eddie Albert as Max
  • Cathryn Damon as Natalie
  • Dabney Coleman as Jack Heintzel
  • Fred Willard as Robert
  • Art Metrano as Gas Station Attendant
  • Ronnie Schell as Bill Pike
  • Michael Bell as Tom
  • Sybil Danning as Charlotte
  • Al Checco as Tim Lundy
  • Susan Tolsky as Patty
  • Garrett Morris as Power & Light Man



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