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 ... See full summary »
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A cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.
Canan J. Howell
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
By the time this movie was made, Richie Rich's publisher, Harvey Comics, had ceased production due to declining sales. See more »
Nash gets stuck on the stairs by Professor Keenbean's glue. When he frees Richie and the gang, they walk down the stairs and Nash has disappeared. See more »
[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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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 »
A glossily bland adaptation of the comic in which Macaulay Culkin is perfectly cast as the richest kid in the world. He has to save both his fortune and his family from the evil schemes of John Larroquette, with the help of his pals and his butler. This was never going to be a masterpiece, was it?
There are some likable performances here and there - Edward Herrmann and Christine Ebersole as Richie's parents, Stephi Lineberg as one of the kids, Jonathan Hyde as Cadbury - but the gags are so leaden and the dialogue so terminally banal that they all struggle to breathe life into the proceedings.
The writers seem to think that a rich kid being rich is novelty enough to sustain the film, which it isn't, and that having a posh English butler say things like 'Let's kick some butt' is comedy gold, which it isn't. Meanwhile Laroquette's plan of child murder, terrorism and faked suicides hardly sits well with the inconsequential, hollow tone of the rest of the movie.
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