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Writers (WGA):
Joe Kierland (story) and
Jon Connolly (story) ...
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Release Date:
26 November 1990 (USA) See more »
Two janitors (George Carlin, Ben Stiller) working as janitors at a brokerage firm become rich by making investments based on insider information they gather from the brokers' garbage. | Add synopsis »
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Enjoyable but superficial money's mania satire. See more (6 total) »


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George Carlin ... Ralph

Ben Stiller ... Freddy Novak

Buddy Ebsen ... Vandevere Lodge

Leslie Hope ... Susan Fahnestock

Michael J. Pollard ... Palomar

Jack Blessing ... R. Judson Kimbrough

Dan Castellaneta ... George Agrande

Ellen Ratner ... Ruth
George Wallace ... Big Dan

Mindy Sterling ... Mary
Lisa Montgomery ... Vi

Michael Gregory ... Real Cop
Gregg Almquist ... Herb

Julian Christopher ... Moneyline Reporter

Newell Alexander ... News Reporter

Barbara Allyne Bennet ... Patty
Phil Rizzuto ... Shortstop
Elvera Roussel ... Kimbrough's Secretary
Deanna Oliver ... Sister Patricia
Nick Corello ... Cabbie
Orlando Bonner ... Investor
Al Septien ... Broker #1
David Byron ... Broker #2

Sam Temeles ... Broker #3
Steve Whiteford ... Bystander #1
Jill Johnson ... Bystander #2
Danny K ... Little Dan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles D. Miller ... Police Officer
George Atamian ... Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Keith E. Lane ... Stock Broker (uncredited)

Stephen Polk ... Bill Broker (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Metter 
Writing credits
Joe Kierland (story) and
Jon Connolly (story)

Jon Connolly (teleplay) &
David Loucka (teleplay)

Produced by
Andrew Sugerman .... producer
Original Music by
Trevor Lawrence 
Bob Mithoff 
Cinematography by
Brian Capener 
Film Editing by
Sharyn L. Ross 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
Production Design by
Michael Paul Clausen  (as Michael Clausen)
Set Decoration by
Laura Settlemier 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Bergstrom 
Makeup Department
Cher Slater .... key makeup artist
Scott Williams .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Bob Lemchen .... production manager (as Robert Lemchen)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gregg Goldstone .... first assistant director
Frank Kostenko Jr. .... second second assistant director (as Frank Kostenko)
Tom Phillips .... second assistant director
Art Department
Greg Barber .... construction coordinator
Frank Bertolino .... property master
Julie Crane .... set dresser
John Maskovich .... lead man
Douglas McKay .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound editor
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Louis Creveling .... dialogue editor
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Bruce Irvine .... sound editor
Derek Marcil .... foley mixer
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Scott .... boom operator (as Robert Scott)
Special Effects by
F. Lee Stone .... special effects
Al Jones .... stunt coordinator
JC Motes .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Alfano .... electrician
Greg Beebe .... best boy grip
Tom Calloway .... camera operator
Doug Chartier .... dolly grip
Mario Davis .... key grip
R.L. Gittens Jr. .... electrician (as Roy L. Gittens Jr.)
Robert C. Haile .... second assistant camera
Gordon Huston .... first assistant camera
Steve Iriguchi .... grip
Chuck Larsen .... electrician
Len Levine .... gaffer
Alex 'Shark' Michel .... grip (as Alex Michel)
Joseph Ressa .... best boy electric (as Joey Ressa)
Dennis Young .... electrician
Robert Zuckerman .... still photographer
Casting Department
Jeff Newman .... casting associate
Lisa Wax .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Carnahan .... wardrobe supervisor
Kristi Peda .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Tom Overton .... color timer
Curt Schulkey .... assistant editor
Lisa Van Cott .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Kristi Frankenheimer .... location manager (as Kristi Frankenheimer-Davis)
Laura Hollenbrook .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Linda Goldner Perry .... music supervisor
Robert Randles .... music editor
Rachel Samolis .... assistant music editor
Bob Tucker .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
David M. Gilbert .... transportation captain
Reese Lane .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Keith A. Bernstein .... production assistant
Rodney Dennis .... craft service
John H. Gilman .... video effects
Lynette Goto .... set production assistant
Joyce Gregg .... production coordinator
Bill Landrum .... choreographer
Jacqui Landrum .... choreographer
Cathy Lawrence .... assistant: Alan Metter
Elise Macaluso .... assistant production coordinator
Mark Marcum .... video effects
James Marquez .... technical consultant
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer
Julian Metter .... production assistant
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor
Zac Reeder .... production assistant
Peter Riche .... set production assistant
Tom Shadyac .... production consultant
Brian Tanke .... production assistant
Cody Walker .... assistant production auditor
Danielle Weinstock .... production auditor
Mimi Whittington .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:120 min (including commercials) | 92 min (without commercials)
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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable but superficial money's mania satire., 6 April 2003

Ben Stiller and George Carlin are the stars in this nice comedy that try to funny with the success run's of the men. A young finance genius assume on to a Stock Exchange company but only as cleaning man and with a old colleague began to play in it thanks to few information that they found in the sweepings for pay the gambling debt to the old man. He found money, love and success. Laughter and care freeness are the leadings element in this TV comedy, that I must say it's very good also that it's only a TV movie. Maybe with a best developed of the story and a major deeper the final product was more believable and interesting but the two leading character anyway are likely and funny, in particular Ben Stiller in the beginning is very and already demonstrate his talent. For a care freeness evening and for see a young Ben Stiller in a role that if not have the freshness and the humorous of his new product is anyway appreciable. My rate is 6.

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