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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 <james@oz.net>

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What would you do if you found a million bucks? 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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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,044,824 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Joey finds Katie in his closet, 2 crew members can be seen in the reflection on the TV. One is wearing a red shirt and is holding a boom mike, and the other is wearing purple and is operating the camera. Also, 2 studio lights are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Monica Russo: If Joey Coyle has a $100 bill. You can assure that it's his last $100 bill.
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Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

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DREAMIN'
Written by Angie Rubin and Shelley Speck
Performed by N'Dea Davenport
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John Cusack, Michael Madsen, James Gandolfini, Michael Rappaport, Phillip Seymour Hoffman...
9 October 2002 | by (indiana) – See all my reviews

With the cast listed above how could you not watch? Not a great movie but very entertaining. It's easy to put yourself into the character of John Cusack. What would you do if you found 1.2 million dollars in the middle of the street? The film also does a good job of displaying the hardships of being on the run and doing and not doing the right thing. I mean towards the end I was stressed out and I was sitting in bed watching the movie. Decent flick, worth a watch for fans of any of the above talent. It's laways good to remember that movies have come along ways since the early 90's too. 6/10


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