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For Love or Money (1993)

Doug is a young man who works all day as a concierge at a luxurious hotel, saving money to make his own business. Unfortunately, when he finds the financial supporter he needs, he discovers... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Wegman
Ed Drinkwater
Julian Russell
Gary Taubin
Mr. Himmelman
Dianne Brill ...
Gene Salvatore
Mike Moyer ...
Charlie the Doorman


Doug is a young man who works all day as a concierge at a luxurious hotel, saving money to make his own business. Unfortunately, when he finds the financial supporter he needs, he discovers that his "savior" is having an affair with the woman he loves. Now, he must choose between money and love. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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A Choice Comedy. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

1 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Concierge  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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The original title for this film was "The Concierge", but the studio was worried that many people would not know what that meant, so the title was changed several months before release. See more »


When Christian meets Andy in the hotel room for the first time, he removes his wedding ring while talking to Doug. When Andy enters the room Christian has the ring on. See more »


Doug Ireland: I don't scurry. I take the subway like any other animal.
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Referenced in What I Like About You: For Love or Money (2005) See more »


Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Music by Sammy Fain
Played during the elevator scene
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Nothing new but still surprising.
19 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film may be a very run-of-the-mill, everyday Romantic Comedy but thanks to the performances of Michael J. Fox and Gabrielle Anwar, apart from the singing, it ends up as a deeply entertaining and enjoyable movie to sit back and relax with a loved one over at the end of a tiring week.

This movie never actually got a video release in the U.K. which has greatly disappointed me and means I have to wait for its repeat appearance on TV in order to add it to my collection.

Nevertheless, Fox excels yet again and shows why he is one of the few American sitcom stars to make a prolonged impact in the movies in roles unlike his character from Family Ties. Anwar also gives another performance which leaves me increasingly baffled as to why she has not been used more in Hollywood.

See this movie, it may not have been a hit but it will surprise you with its quality just the same.

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