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Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  21 December 1994 (USA)
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A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariangela Pino ...
Michael Maccarone ...
Joel Robinson ...
Jonathan Hilario ...
Baseball Coach
Aerobics Instructor
Wanda Christine ...
Newswoman at Factory (as Wandachristine)


The richest kid in the world, Richie Rich, has everything he wants, except companionship. While representing his father at a factory opening, he sees some kids playing baseball across the street. Richie wants to join in, but they don't want him around. When a plot to kill the Rich family is devised by Rich Industries' top executive, Laurence Van Dough, Richie must take over control of the company while searching for his lost parents with the help of some new friends. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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Without the inventions, the butler, and the private fast-food restaurant...he's just a normal 12-year-old billionaire. See more »


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)


£2,303,340 (UK) (16 June 1995)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jonathan Hyde replaced John Cleese. See more »


The bag of twinkies. One is eaten, but later it is filled. See more »


Van Dough: [while interrogating Professor Keenbean] You told me what this machine can do to a person. How'd you like to spend the rest of your life as a bedpan?
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Crazy Credits

On the VHS version of the film, before the movie starts there is a sneak peak at what would become Kids WB. This included a reporter covering all the new shows which included Earthworm Jim, Freakazoid, Animainiacs and Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries. See more »


Referenced in Super Mario Bros: This Ain't No Video Game (2014) See more »


What I Like About You
Written by James Marinos, Wally Palmar, and Mike Skill
Performed by The Romantics
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Culkin's last movie
22 September 2003 | by (Ammon, Idaho) – See all my reviews

Macaulay Culkins's sweet, childish cuteness is at it's climax here, cause he was 14 when it was was released, so he was 13 1/2 when they were filming it. He seemed about as close to growing from boy to man as you can get, while still being a boy. His voice was deeper than in any of his movies back then, and on the verge of growing. The Rich's own $70,000,000,000, and Richie has his own Mcdonald's, extreme roller coaster, a diversion I forget what you call that launches you up in the air and lands you on a mattress, and four wheelers to name a few! Reggie Jackson is his baseball coach and Arnold is his fitness trainer! he has Herbert Cadberry, as his very likable and proper butler. Richie Miraculously possesses all this, while still being likable and not a brat. Mac may seem like a spoiled brat in real life, but I know he's a likable person, his parents just gave him it. he's not like Brad Renfro. Richie has class with a hilarious teacher played once again by Ben Stein, in the same way he plays the economics teacher that gave him his name, only funnier here. The only thing he doesn't have is friends. He meets some sandlot kids, which makes him yearn deeply for friends, so he becomes aqquainted with them. The kids include, the Mr. COOL kid, the overweight kid that eats a lot, the jock, and one that seems stuck-up and bossy until a little later. the villain is the industries top executive, Laurence Van Dough (John Larroquette) who arranges for Richie and his parents to be killed in a plane by a bomb, but Richie wasn't even in it, and his parents survive by floating on the inflatable boat. The action is great and goes on for a long time with violence and weapons, and Cadberry dresses up like a gangster, high tech spying, fatal suspense in the science lab, and a great climax on Mt. Richmore. Profanity, one damn, and one "s" word.

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