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Easy Money (1983)

R | | Comedy | 19 August 1983 (USA)
To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.

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The life of a young man about town suddenly reaches a turning point. Before this he led a life of debauchery. He will get 10 million dollars as an inheritance if his life has undergone a complete change within a year. It is a hard question: be rich and boring all day or be depraved and amusing... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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No gambling! No booze! No smoking! No pizza! But lots of RESPECT!! [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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The name of the song that Monty Capuletti (Rodney Dangerfield) sang at his daughter's wedding was the traditional Italian tune of "Funiculi, Funicula" by Luigi Denza and Peppino Turco with the latter billed as G. Turco (as with his birth name of Giuseppe Turco). See more »

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In the hospital scene, when Julio and his wife are at the door, the wife is on one side then on the other side before the walk into the room. See more »

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Monty: [after putting a six tier wedding cake in the back of Nicky's van] It's not going to bounce around in there is it?
Nicky: No, I got it wedged against the toilet.
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Featured in The Making of 'Easy Money' (1983) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
by Mildred J. Hill (as M. Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as P. Hill)
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Easy funny
31 January 2001 | by (New York, U.S.A) – See all my reviews

As a New Yorker, I find that it easy to see why most non-New Yorkers would not love this movie, the way I did. There is a cultural advantage to understand humor in the actions and expressions of the Staten Island dweller, if in fact, you know people who speak and act the same way.

In this movie, Dangerfield is at the top of his game and Pesci has never been funnier (in a supporting role). The dialogue between them is 'Classic, Staten Island'.

Great support comes from Jennifer Jason Leigh and Taylor Negron. Leigh plays the daughter of Dangerfield, who is recently married and still keeps hearing her father's voice, saying 'No'. Negron, Leighs' newly wed hubby, has obvious problems with this and what follows is a terrific sub-plot to an already funny series of events.


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