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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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les héritiers affamés  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,805,115, 4 March 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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), and the third was The Frighteners (1996). See more »


Almost at the end, when Danny is packing Uncle Joe's stuff in the hospital, he puts a bedpan in the bag and then takes it out. It's never explicitly shown (only heard off screen), but in the bedpan are a few of Uncle Joe's belongings, which Danny empties into the bag. Then he puts the now empty bedpan back on the table. He never meant to put the bedpan in the bag. He was merely to use it as a delivery device for the things that were in it. See more »


[opening the door to find Danny nude]
Daniel McTeague: Who are you?
Laura: Daniel McTeague?
Daniel McTeague: No shit! That's my name too.
Laura: No, I'm a private investigator.
Daniel McTeague: You're a detective? Great help me find my pants.
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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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Written and Produced by Phil Marshall
Performed by Steve Wood
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I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You
1 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Greedy has taken some of the plot situations in the Paramount classic If I Had A Million and carried them to incredible heights. It has a whole string of good performances topped off by one of the last performances by Kirk Douglas before he had his stroke.

Kirk plays the Richard Bennett part here, the millionaire who doesn't like almost all of his relatives, but gets a certain sadistic joy in seeing them perform like trained seals, trying to stay in his good graces. The only honest one of them is one of Ed Begley Jr.'s young sons who is just like that kid in If I Had a Million who started playing that record of I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You.

Unlike Bennett, Douglas does not decide to drop parts of his fortune on eight random strangers. He just keeps putting his family through their paces until they decide to dig up Michael J. Fox, a nephew he actually liked when he was a kid.

Fox is a second string professional bowler who's got a TV producer he's involved with, Nancy Travis. The two of them invade Douglas's three ring circus of relatives and get put through their paces also. All the family is against Douglas's 'nurse' Olivia D'Abo who the family is afraid will get the whole inheritance.

Greedy is a nicely paced amusing comedy which I think most of us can identify with. I know I've had a relative or two I can't stand either, but am forced to be nice to for a variety of reasons. The relatives are all greedy, but Douglas is one sadistic creep as well. I'd catch it the next time it's on the tube.

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