5.2/10
51,894
40 user 15 critic

Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

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

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Director: Nick Castle
Stars: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright
Beethoven (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
My Girl (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson
Home Alone (1990)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Free Willy (1993)
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

Director: Betty Thomas
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Peter Boyle, Ossie Davis
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A thief's son cons his father into spending more time with him.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly
Casper (1995)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Director: Brad Silberling
Stars: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty
Stuart Little (1999)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

Director: Rob Minkoff
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Mariangela Pino ...
...
Michael Maccarone ...
Joel Robinson ...
Jonathan Hilario ...
...
Baseball Coach
...
Aerobics Instructor
Wanda Christine ...
Newswoman at Factory (as Wandachristine)
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An adventure so big... even the world's richest kid can't afford to miss it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

21 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,087,756 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the film was put into production, Macaulay Culkin was five foot two. A cast of tall adults were hired to create the illusion that Culkin was shorter than he actually was at the time. Most of the cast is taller than six feet. See more »

Goofs

Several days pass (Van Dough fires the staff and has time to petition and gain custody of Richie) between the time that they spot Regina's luggage and then haul it into the raft. See more »

Quotes

Richie Rich: [looking up somewhat uncertainly at the enormous tall Rich Industries office building towering up in front of him] I'm not sure if I can go through with this, Cadbury.
Herbert Cadbury: Just remember these words, Master Richie - - "You have the power of your father inside you."
Richie Rich: You mean, like, "Trust the force, Luke"?
Herbert Cadbury: [maintaining his debonair composure even though he is a bit dismayed to have his elegantly-worded example "degraded" by having it merely compared to a quote in a science fiction movie] "Pree-cisely, ...
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Murder by Numbers (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

What I Like About You
Written by James Marinos, Wally Palmar, and Mike Skill
Performed by The Romantics
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


16 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?