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Greedy (1994)

PG-13 | | 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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Proof positive that money can buy a lot of laughs. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

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$13,145,977 (USA)
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Trivia

"The film is suggested from Charles Dickens' "Martin Chuzzlewitt" [1843/1844] about an entire family that waits around for a wealthy relative to die" according to the Turner Classics Movies website. 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 »

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Nora McTeague: Stop it! Don't you see what's happening here?
Tina: Yeah, you're out of scotch.
Frank: Oh, Tina, go lie down.
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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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Soft Way Of Talkin'
Written and Produced by Phil Marshall
Performed by Steve Wood
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Very Underrated Comedy
7 May 2004 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

You must see this movie if you like Phil Hartman and offbeat comedies! And if you simply don't care about popular opinion and what critics say, then you should definitely see this movie!

This film tackles a subject matter that I've never seen in a movie: inheriting money and being included in a will. Kirk Douglas plays a wealthy and eccentric business man bound to a wheelchair who says what he wants and gets whatever he asks for. Retired from his coal mining business, his days now consist of toying with his asskissing moneyhungry family who secretly are waiting for him to die, and being with his sexy live in housemaid (played by The Wonder Years' Olivia D'abo, whom I did not know was British, not to mention the daughter of Doo Wa Diddy's Manfred Mann). Led by the hilarious and unfortunately late Phil Hartman in top form, the family take turns accomodating Douglas and verbally assaulting him in private. The movie takes a turn when they decide to call Douglas' favorite nephew, played by Michael J. Fox, who has moved away to get away from his gold digging cousins, in order to cheer up Douglas. Fox, and his wife, played by the charming Nancy Travis, are the only ones who aren't after their uncle's money. Or are they?

With many twists and an ending to die for, this movie is my pick for the most underrated comedy of the 90's. See it!


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