A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

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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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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,303,340 (UK) (16 June 1995)
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Trivia

Van Dough watches North by Northwest (1959) which ends in a climactic scene on Mount Rushmore. This film later has a similar scene on "Mount Richmore." See more »

Goofs

Richie looks in the mirror at a pimple next to his nose, but later when he asks his dad if he can see it, Richie points to his chin. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Richard Rich Sr.: I must say, Regina, now our son really is the richest boy in the world.
Regina Rich: He has friends.
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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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Written by James Marinos, Wally Palmar, and Mike Skill
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Money Can't buy happiness
14 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie - Macaulay Culkin's Last movie as a child is not his best but not his worst - that goes to the unfunny Ted Danson Action 'comedy' Getting even with dad which came out the same year- But it's pretty sickly sweet and you can see why it bombed at the Box Office. The plot concerns the richest boy in the world 'Richie Rich' Played by Culkin, But by this time he was at 14 looking too old to play the title role. He's the boy who has everything, wealthy parents lives in a big mansion has a butler (wonderfully played by Johnathan Hyde) - But he's very lonely, he has no friends. So one day he tries to join a group of inner city kids playing baseball but they don't want to know him. one of Richie's father's associates Lawrence van dough (John Larroquette) wants to get his hands on the company and the family's fortune, so he tries to kill mum and dad -Ritchie needs the other kids's help to save the company, his parents and his fortune aided by The butler.

Not a bad movie it has a very good moral story (all the money in the world can't make you happy)- But strictlty for KIDS or easily amused adults

Rating 7/10


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