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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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Newswoman at Factory (as Wandachristine)
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Storyline

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 »

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Comedy | Family

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

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21 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Richie Rich  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£2,303,340 (UK) (16 June 1995)
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Trivia

Macaulay Culkin's last major film appearance before his near 10 year hiatus. See more »

Goofs

When Richard opens the plane window to throw the TNT out of the plane, there is so little wind that even his hair doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Pee-Wee: Hey, man, just checking out your crib here.
Richie Rich: My crib?
Herbert Cadbury: I believe that's street slang for home, sir, an idiom.
Omar: Who you callin' an idiom?
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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 »

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Bikers Clothes
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Performed by Steve Tyrell
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Not really all that bad...
13 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was Macaulay Culkin's first major flop, when he was finally un-cute enough that viewers noticed he couldn't act. Other than that, compared with other mindless, shallow, hopelessly far-fetched pseudo-adventures designed for either very small or very uncritical children, it's really not worse than one would expect. Well, the comic book on which it's based is not exactly Stan Lee either… From a pedagogical point of view, one must say that Richie takes control of his situation in the absence of his parents, makes decisions that are largely sensible and practical, and carries them out mostly without adult help. He combines emotional and rational qualities without violating his basic identity as a kid. To me, that's all good, and redeems the entertainment value of this movie for a young audience.


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