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Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,087,756 (USA)
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Trivia

Jonathan Hyde replaced John Cleese. See more »

Goofs

When Van Dough ties Keenbean up, he puts the sandwich on his chest. In one scene, the bread of the sandwich is brown. Then next it is white. Then it was brown when Richie got out of the machine, and then it was white again. See more »

Quotes

Herbert Cadbury: [sniffs] Good grief! Manure?
Omar: Hey, it's all we could find!
Herbert Cadbury: Very well. Load.
Richie Rich: [into walkie-talkie] I'm in position. You guys almost ready?
Herbert Cadbury: [sniffs, into walkie-talkie] Eminently.
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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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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

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What I Like About You
Written by James Marinos, Wally Palmar, and Mike Skill
Performed by The Romantics
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not terrible
5 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Richie Rich (Macaulay Culkin) is the most valuable possession of his billionaire parents (Edward Herrmann, Christine Ebersole). He has everything and loyal butler Herbert Cadbury (Jonathan Hyde). However he doesn't have regular friends of his own age. Professor Keenbean is the company scientist with his many inventions. Company executive Lawrence Van Dough (John Larroquette) opposes Mr. Rich's plan to give away a tool plant and spending on inventions. He also lust for whatever is hidden in the family vault. Richie makes friends with kids playing baseball at an industrial lot. Richie's parents are lost at sea when their plane is brought down by a bomb. Van Dough battles Richie who owns 51% share of the company.

Richie Rich is a bad comic to make into a movie. I don't know what kind of problems Richie Rich has to overcome. It seems like a comic about a kid and his toys. The movie isn't cartoon fun. It does actually has some limited thrills. The characters are good for the most part. The mix of children's comic and real action don't always coexist easily. It's not that terrible but it doesn't really feel joyous.


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