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Other People's Money (1991)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Jorgenson
Bea Sullivan
Bill Coles
Bette Henritze ...
Cullen O. Johnson ...
William De Acutis ...
Stephanie White ...
Jeff Hayenga ...
Klein (as Jeffrey Hayenga)


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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Riqueza ajena  »

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Box Office


$35,682,090 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mercedes Ruehl was considered for the role of Kate Sullivan. See more »


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 »


Kate Sullivan: Well, for someone who has nothing nice to say about lawyers, you certainly have plenty of them around.
Lawrence Garfield: They're like nuclear warheads. They have theirs, so I have mine. Once you use them, they fuck up everything.
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Referenced in Modern Family: Other People's Children (2014) See more »


Written by Edgar De Lange, Irving Mills and Duke Ellington
Performed by Stéphane Grappelli
Courtesy of Polydor Gmbh
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3 August 2000 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

Everybody does well in this film. Danny De Vito plays the kind of character he normally plays. In fact, Larry the Liquidator is just a super rich Louie De Palma. Gregory Peck is his usual good upright self. The only other film I've seen Piper Laurie in is Carrie so it's something different to see her as a benign grandmotherly type. However, Penelope Ann Miller was the main reason I watched. She's a gorgeous lass and the film would not have been what it was without her. I just love the scene where she goes into Danny De Vito's office and the camera starts at her shoes and goes all the way up to her beautiful face and Danny goes "wow". I agree with Danny that she has a nice laugh.

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