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Money for Nothing (1993)

An unemployed man finds a money bag of $1.2 million after it dropped off an armored car.

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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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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,044,824 (USA)
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Trivia

The memorable scene in the bathroom where Joey Coyle puts on pantyhose to hide the money in did happen, but Coyle changed his mind and removed the hose before boarding the plane. See more »

Goofs

When Joey and his mother are talking in her bedroom about Joey's father, she is holding an issue of People Magazine that is announcing the passing of actress Audrey Hepburn in 1993, 12 years after this movie was supposed to have taken place. See more »

Quotes

Vincente Goldoni: [holding up a $100 bill] In terms of empathy, in the sense of putting oneself inside the skin of another person, I admire that man. He was an inventor, he had imagination. He was a bit of a fatso, but he was sexually active. And of all of the Founding Fathers whose faces appear on hard currency, he's the only one cracking a smile. Ben Franklin.
Joey Coyle: Why is Ben smiling?
Vincente Goldoni: He was smart enough not to be President.
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References Batman: The Animated Series (1992) See more »

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That's Life
Written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon
Performed by Phil Perry
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When a Great Amount of Money Becomes a Trouble
20 October 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Joey Coyle (John Cusak) is a young man of twenty-six years old and without any perspective in life: unemployed, with basic level of instruction only. Living with his brother's family and his mother. One day, when he is coming back home with his friend Kenny Kozlowski (Michael Rapaport) after not being hired to work in the dock, he finds 1.2 million dollars that felt from an armored car. He decides to keep the money, and this is the beginning of a series of stupidities, in a true story. Being a simple man, Joey has no malicious and does not know how to handle with such amount of illegal money. This movie alternates action, comedy and drama and entertains. The cast is great. My vote is seven.


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