Big-screen adaptation of a 1960's television
show about a hillbilly family who strike it rich with oil and move to California to live in a Beverly Hills mansion.
While TV show was a memorable hit during it's
time, this is a very average big screen transition. Hastily written with obvious jokes and clearly a cash-in on the moderate success of the recent Addams Family movies. Watch any
episode of the TV show instead, it's much funnier.
According to Director Penelope Spheeris, Sam Elliott was
being considered for the role of Jed Clampett, but ultimately, it was Jim Varney 's background in comedy that earned him the part.