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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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10 September 1993 (USA)  »

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The Joey Coyle Story  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,044,824 (USA)
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The reporter in the movie is named Lois Bowden. Lois Bowden is the mother of writer Mark Bowden. However, the anchor mispronounces "Bow" in "Bowden" like a "bow tie", when in real life Mark Bowden pronounces his surname, like a stage bow. See more »

Goofs

Joey Coyle found the 1.2 million dollars in 1981. There is a scene where the Philadelphia Flyers are on TV and you can see player Rod Brind Amour who didn't join the Flyers until 1991. The year Joey found the money Rod Brind Amour was only eleven years old. See more »

Quotes

Billy Coyle: The dumb SOB that took the money, doesn't even know what he's in for?
Katie Coyle: What's SOB?
Eleanor Coyle: Never mind.
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Written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon
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Pedestrian comedy-drama based on true story...
23 November 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

John Cusack plays Joey Coyle, an unemployed man from Philadelphia who decided to try and keep a bundle of money which accidentally fell off an armored truck...one million dollars to be exact! The story, albeit true, isn't cinematically original but did have some fresh possibilities. Unfortunately, the handling here is colorless and one-dimensional, and the film is saddled with a flat conclusion. Cusack does all right, but too many of the secondary characters are saintly and rather unbelievable. The movie's chummy tone also proved to be a false front, as the life of the real Joey Coyle came to a sad, tragic end. ** from ****


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