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 <>

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


Comedy | Crime | Drama

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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?


Though the time frame in the film seems undefined, in real life, Joey Coyle found the money on 26 February 1981 and was arrested on 4 March 1981. See more »


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 »


[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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Written by Craig Marjanian and Yvette Marine
Performed by Yvette Marine
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What would you do if you found $1.2 million?
6 October 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Money for Nothing" shows us what one man did when he found that sum in the streets of South Philly and learned that "finders-keepers" is not an easy caveat to abide. A not-to-be-taken-seriously light drama full of familiar faces which rolls along with tongue-in-cheek, "Money for Nothing" makes for a fast moving sofa spud watch now on broadcast. (C+)

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