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Greedy (1994)

 -  Comedy  -  4 March 1994 (USA)
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Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as ... See full summary »

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Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as stupid as his family thinks he is. He can see that his family is only nice to him because they want his money. Along comes Daniel McTeague, a struggling bowler, imported from another city by his family, to put an end to this ridiculous situation. The fight won't be easy, though, because the poor family has a little bit of competition - A beautiful nurse who takes care of Uncle Joe (and no doubt would love to take care of his bank account). Who gets all the money? Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

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Oh, sure they're two-faced, back-stabbing, money-grubbing, buck-chasing, brown-nosing, sniveling weasels. But hey...They're family. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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$13,145,977 (USA)
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Trivia

This was the second film in a lucrative three movie deal that Michael J. Fox had signed with Universal Pictures during the nineties. The first was For Love or Money (1993) in 1993, and the third was The Frighteners (1996) in 1996. See more »

Goofs

In the long shot of the bowling lanes they appear to be natural wood but in the close-ups, they are synthetic. See more »

Quotes

Patti: Carl... Carl, what happened? Is he...?
Carl: Massive coronary. He died instantly.
Patti: Really? You mean just...?
Carl: And he left everything to you, sis.
Patti: Really?
Carl: No, it wasn't even him. It was Dr. Hemmel.
Ed: You son of a bitch.
Carl: Ooh, you really wish it was the old man in the ambulance, don't you?
Ed: I did before, but now I wish it was you.
Carl: How are your girls, Ed?
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Crazy Credits

The movie opens with a lengthy black and white sequence of Jimmy Durante performing "Inka Dinka Doo" from the 1944 film Two Girls and A Sailor, while the pink credits roll. See more »

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One of the best endings ever
2 July 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

I suppose saying that the end of this movie is great gives something away. Then again you don't know what that is so maybe not.

The plot of this film has Kirk Douglas dying as all of his relatives try to curry favor and get left his fortune. When every trick in the book fails they call in Michael J Fox as his long lost favorite nephew. Fox is now a down on his luck pro-bowler desperate for the cash the family promises him.

Some of what follows is sit-com material, some is highly inspired. The good part of it is that almost all of it is funny.

Certainly the film as a whole is not the best thing down the pike, but it has its moments, all of which make this film worth seeing.


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