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Money for Nothing (1993)

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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 <>

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What would you do if you found a million bucks? See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Joey Coyle Story  »

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Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)


$1,044,824 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joey Coyle uses the alias Frankie Santos. In real life, a friend named Frank Santos took him to the airport to flee. (There was no Monica in real life.) See more »


When Joey is at the bar and the news reporter is describing Joey's physical appearance, she says that Joey has a tattoo on his right bicep, however Joey turns and looks at his left bicep. See more »


[about the money]
Joey Coyle: Think about it Kenny. Did we hurt anyone?
Kenny Kozlowski: No.
Joey Coyle: Did we steal it from anyone?
Kenny Kozlowski: No.
Joey Coyle: Are we giving it back. *Hell no!*
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References Batman: The Animated Series (1992) See more »


Written by Steve Diamond
Performed by Diamond Mine Band featuring Joe Turano
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28 November 2000 | by (Brasov, Romania) – See all my reviews

What would you do if you'd accidentally find 1.2 million dollars? Take it, although it's illegal and the whole police will be on your trail? Or return it, get a 20.000 dollars reward, but live patiently, with no problems? That's the theme of the movie and the lucky guy that finds the money is John Cusack. Worth to watch, but still too simple plot (it's a theme that could've lead to great situations), predictable ending, poor acting and not tensed at all. Vote: 5 out of 10.

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