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Other People's Money (1991)

A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the ... See full summary »

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Andrew Jorgenson
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Bea Sullivan
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Bill Coles
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Arthur
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Harriet
Bette Henritze ...
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Cullen O. Johnson ...
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William De Acutis ...
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Stephanie White ...
Angeli
Jeff Hayenga ...
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A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal manoeuvring as he tries to win her heart. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Meet Larry the Liquidator. Arrogant. Greedy. Self-centered. Ruthless. You gotta love the guy.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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18 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$35,682,090 (USA)
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The title of this movie is taken from a book written in 1914 by Louis Brandeis. In his book, Brandeis posited the fact that bankers and others who ran public companies were utilizing other people's money, and therefore owed those people fiduciary duties. In the late 1970s, a leasing company that proved to be one of the largest securities frauds to that point, used as its name "O.P.M.," standing for "other people's money. In this movie, the title embodies the same concerns about the fiduciary responsibilities of those who manage other people's money. See more »

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When the envelope of the results is first seen, it is being handed over to the woman as a pink envelope. When she is reading the results, the envelope is yellow. See more »

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Lawrence Garfield: I love money. I love money more than the things it can buy. There's only one thing I love more than money. You know what that is? OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.
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Referenced in Other People's Honey (1991) See more »

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Solitude
Written by Edgar De Lange, Irving Mills and Duke Ellington
Performed by Stéphane Grappelli
Courtesy of Polydor Gmbh
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Brilliant film
20 January 2002 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

Danny DeVito is sensational as Lawrence Garfield, aka. Larry the Liquidator.

The movie was chugging along nicely, but nothing special until the proxy fight where Andrew Jorgenson, the we've-always-done-it-this-way founder of the company, and "Larry the Liquidator" give speeches to the assembled shareholders. After Jorgenson's speech I was about to write the movie off as another flawed Hollywood portrayal of business and economics, but then comes Larry's speech which is the high point of the movie. Larry's speech is absolutely fantastic and surprising.

The rest of the movie is filled in nicely if not spectacularly. The romance between Larry and Jorgenson's smart and attractive lawyer Kate Sullivan is a nice touch and serves to add another dimension to DeVito's character. The resolution with Jorgenson's company at the end is contrived and the only real detraction from the movie, but that's Hollywood.

One of my all-time favorite movies. I give it a 9, and that puts it in my top 5%.


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