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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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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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Five buddies, one butler, and a dog on an adventure so big... Even the world's richest kid can't afford to miss it. See more »

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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  »

Box Office

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£2,303,340 (UK) (16 June 1995)
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Trivia

David Thewlis was offered the part of the butler. See more »

Goofs

When Richard Sr. unwraps the TNT in the airplane, it claims there are seven seconds late - and there is a beep each time a second depletes. By the time it has been tossed out of the airplane, well over seven seconds have passed from the time he unwrapped it. See more »

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Gloria: [Richie is hiding out at Gloria's apartment] I like this "street" look on you, Richie. If I didn't know better, I'd swear you were almost normal.
Richie Rich: Thanks, I think.
Gloria: No, seriously. I used to think you were just some spoiled rich kid. But now, you're not so bad.
Richie Rich: Yeah, likewise.
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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 »

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It's a Macaulay Culkin film, say no more
8 September 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

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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