To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living, gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets 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 nick-name of Nicholas Cerone (Joe Pesci) was "Nicky" whilst the nick-name of Montgomery Capuletti (Rodney Dangerfield) was "Monty". See more »

Goofs

An hour into the movie when Monty is taking flash pictures of the boy on the rocking horse, the flashbulbs in the camera lights disappear (one falls out during the shot). After the mother says "we want some wallets", the flashbulbs reappear again in the next shot. 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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Referenced in Secluded Passion (1983) See more »

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Scene from The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
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Classic.
20 June 2001 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie, everything about it works. From the great opening to the hilarious final gag, this film was entertaining. Rodney Dangerfield plays a slob/children's photographer who's set to inherit some money from his mother-in-law who hates him, given that he weighs 175 pounds and cuts back on the things he loves (but she hates) by the end of a year. These things mainly include drinking too much, smoking too much, eating too much, and being plain out vulgar. Of course, this is the setting for one of funniest comedies I've ever seen. And this movie has one of the best theme songs ever written for a comedy I've ever heard. Go out and buy this tonight.


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