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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To give up gambling, eating, and smoking for one year for a $10 Million inheritance, there's no such thing as "Easy Money". See more »

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The picture was notable for featuring a title song track of the same name sung by popular singer-pianist-composer-songwriter Billy Joel. The catchy tune bookends the movie, is heard on the film's trailer, and was included on Joel's 1983 album "An Innocent Man". The "Easy Money" song according to an interview with Joel is a homage to both James Brown and Wilson Pickett. See more »

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Near the end in the hospital room, Allison and Julio are sitting on the side of a bed getting frisky with each other. Next, Allison lays on her back and Julio is moving towards her. At that moment, the camera angle changes as the door opens and a couple of nurses walk in, but we see Allison and Julio sitting up as they were instead of laying on the bed. See more »

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Monty: Good stuff!
Nicky: It oughta be... I got it off a cop.
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Referenced in Secluded Passion (1983) See more »

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Love's Got a Line on You
by Zachary Smith and Patty Smyth
Performed by Scandal
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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easily skip-able, but still good for some laughs
20 April 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am not a huge fan of this film, but I've got to admit that it will most likely make you laugh. It's extremely low-brow and has a lot of cheap laughs, but sometimes a movie like this is exactly what you might need. In other words, nothing deep or requiring your full attention--just a silly movie. To me, this movie is nearly as funny as Dangerfield's follow-up film, BACK TO SCHOOL and both are fun time-passers.

The plot, such as it is, is really just an excuse to watch Rodney tell a lot of dopey jokes and get in stupid situations. He is ably assisted by a pre-mafia days Joe Pesci--an amiable friend who tries to keep Rodney from losing the money left to him by his battleaxe mother-in-law in her will--provided he STOP drinking, gambling and lose weight. The end is particularly satisfying and it's a fun romp.


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