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Money for Nothing (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  10 September 1993 (USA)
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When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He... See full summary »

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When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advice, before turning to the mob for help laundering the money. While Joey makes plans to leave the country, however, a detective is following his ever-warmer trail in order to recover the cash. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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There were a million reasons to give the money back. But Joey Coyle couldn't think of one. See more »

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,044,824 (USA)
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Joey Coyle did not live with his brother in real life. However, he fall through a ceiling when trying to hide the money. Other scenes with basis in reality include the policeman asking to be locked in the van to test its strength. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1981. Joey says the bags of money are marked for "Trump Taj Mahal Casino" (in Atlantic City, NJ). The Trump Taj Mahal Casino did not open until 1990. See more »

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[van making clattering noises as it goes down a bumpy road]
Blond-haired FR driver: It's not my fault that the city doesn't fix the roads.
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References Batman: The Animated Series (1992) See more »

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BUSTED
Written by Harlan Howard
Performed by Phil Perry
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Just a premise. Nothing more.
9 September 2010 | by (Ladson, SC) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie (in parts) for what it is and what it delivers: a guy finds a million bucks and almost gets away with it. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously, but that doesn't mean it's without its faults. At times it makes sense, other times it doesn't. Essentially, the movie isn't anything more than the basic storyline. I don't recall seeing a villain here. The movie does go somewhere, but I think it really would have if the movie had one, especially in a movie about lost (or found, however you choose to look at it) money. Without a villain, and/or a sidekick, "Money for Nothing" barely takes off. And how in the world does this cop (played by Michael Madsen) know where Joey Coyle is if he dyed is hair blonde, and said on the phone he was already on the plane? That's beyond me. See this if you're not expecting too much.

**1/2 out of ****


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