Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster The Beverly Hillbillies
The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 American comedy film starring Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, Lea Thompson, Rob Schneider and Penny Fuller. It is based on the 1962–1971 TV series of the same name and features cameo appearances by Buddy Ebsen (the original Jed Clampett), in his final motion picture appearance, playing his other classic character, Detective Barnaby Jones), Dolly Parton, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The film was directed by Penelope Spheeris. The film follows a poor hillbilly named Jed Clampett (Jim Varney), who becomes a billionaire when he accidentally discovers crude oil after missing his target while hunting. In its first weekend, The Beverly Hillbillies grossed $9,525,375 at the box office. The film moved up to number one two weeks later. The total worldwide gross was $57,405,220, making it a moderate box office success.