Based on Paul Henning's long-running (1962-71) sitcom, this big-screen expansion boasts one of the richest comic ensembles in recent memory, working well under Penelope (WAYNE'S WORLD) Spheeris, one of the hottest comedy directors of recent years, and a script that takes some chances
with familiar comedy formulae. About all that's missing is a point.
Arkansas hillbilly widower Jed Clampett (Jim Varney, the rubber-faced Ernest P. Worrell) is a billionaire this time out. As the song goes (re-recorded for the film by original artist Jerry Scoggins), Jed's out one day "shootin' for some food, when up through the ground come a-bubblin'
crude--oil, that is, Texas t...