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Easy Money (1983) Poster

(1983)

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During the scene where Rodney Dangerfield is watching TV and flipping channels, you can hear "All we need is one pin, Rodney!" which is from a Miller Lite beer commercial starring Dangerfield.
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Bill Murray was originally cast in the role of Paddy but dropped out with the part in the end being cast with Tom Noonan.
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The last names of the "Capuletti" family characters, headed by "Monty Capuletti" aka "Montgomery Capuletti" (Rodney Dangerfield), and the Monahan family, headed by Mrs. Monahan (Geraldine Fitzgerald), were a spoof and a reference to the names of the two feuding families in William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet", the Montagues and the Capulets. Easy Money (1983)'s story-line features familial conflict between Monty and his mother-in-law.
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The scenes inside Monahan's where Monty and Nicky first walk in and at the shirt counter were filmed in the Abraham & Straus department store on Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn.
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The wording on the sign in the boardroom was a quote from Voltaire. It read: "Work banishes those three great evils. Boredom, vice and poverty".
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Debut produced screenplay for a cinema movie for all of the film's writers P.J. O'Rourke, Michael Endler, Dennis Blair and Rodney Dangerfield.
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The film's "final gag is right out of W.C. Fields" according to film critic Leonard Maltin.
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The scene in the movie where Monty (Rodney Dangerfield) sees his female neighbor topless is different in the picture's trailer where she is seen wearing a bikini top.
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When Monty and Nicky walk into the board room, Nicky is introduced as nick marino. In The credits his name is nick cerone.
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The movie was the "first major starring role of Rodney Dangerfield" according to the Australian DVD sleeve notes whilst similarly film critic Leonard Maltin has commented that the film was "Dangerfield's first starring comedy vehicle".
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Debut cinema movie directed by James Signorelli. The picture is the first of only two theatrical feature films [to date, June 2014] directed by Signorelli, the other being Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). Signorelli's career has predominantly been in video and television.
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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).
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A "For Sale" sign can be seen in front of the Capuletti family home in several scenes.
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The second of two times where Val Avery plays a bartender. The first was The Twilight Zone: The Night of the Meek (1960).
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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.
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The amount of money that the Capuletti family, headed by Monty (Rodney Dangerfield, stood to inherit from his mother-in-law, was an inheritance worth US $10 million.
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The conditions of the will that Monty Capuletti (Rodney Dangerfield) had to adhere to for one year were No Smoking, No Philandering, No Gambling, No Drugs, No Alcohol and that he must weigh no more than 175 pounds, which was interpreted as No Overeating. Movie posters for the film stated conditions not actually mentioned in the film. These were No Cheating, No Booze (substituting for No Alcohol), No Nothin', and No Pizza, though the latter did relate to the weight/overeating clause. Jokingly, a class action from public paying audiences against the film's marketers for false advertising could have eventuated.
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The nick-name of Nicholas Cerone (Joe Pesci) was "Nicky" whilst the nick-name of Montgomery Capuletti (Rodney Dangerfield) was "Monty".
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Rodney Dangerfield appears in drag in this movie when he appears dressed-up in his daughter's wedding dress.
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The name of the baby photography company was "Gleason's Baby Photos".
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Promotional title logos for the picture seen on film posters and promo materials formed the letter "S" out of a "$" symbol character in the movie's Easy Money (1983) name.
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The first theatrical feature film that actor-comedian Rodney Dangerfield was seen in after his breakthrough cinema movie role in Caddyshack (1980) about three years earlier.
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Rodney Dangerfield, playing Monty Capuletti in this film, would later play a character with a same sounding first name, when he portrayed Monte Peterson in My 5 Wives (2000).
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