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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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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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A Herança da Sogra  »

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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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In the horse racing scene, in the beginning, the name shows Dover Downs, but when the horse winds up losing, it is Hoover Downs. See more »

Quotes

Nicky: Ho! can sombody help us here?
Man behind the counter at Monahans: [bald man pops up from behind the counter] I dont think so
Monty: [talking to the bald manikin] I tell you my friend here
[stops and looks at the man behind the counter]
Monty: I tell you my friend here is looking for a shirt.
Nicky: Yeah something in a dark black?
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Features Island of Lost Souls (1932) See more »

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So Near...Yet So Far
Adapted from Franz Liszt's "Liebestraum"
Arranged by G.H. Lapides
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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One of Rodney's best
11 January 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

It's not everyday where you get to watch a good comedy starring Joe Pesci. No one cares now, but when Rodney decides to join the big comedy club up in the sky above, Easy Money will be broadcast on every comedy network from Maine to San Diego. Second to only Caddy Shack, Easy Money is Rodney's best and most loved film roles as the guy who never gets any respect. A wonderful story with a wonderful arrangement of characters including Rodney and Pesci. Overall, Rodney makes the film come together with his comic genius.


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