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Ri¢hie Ri¢h -- Macaulay Culkin and John Larroquette star in this live action adaptation of the comic book adventures of an extremely rich boy and his efforts to do good in the world.
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Release Date:
21 December 1994 (USA) See more »
An adventure so big... even the world's richest kid can't afford to miss it! See more »
A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Macaulay Culkin ... Richie Rich

John Larroquette ... Lawrence Van Dough

Edward Herrmann ... Richard Rich

Christine Ebersole ... Regina Rich

Jonathan Hyde ... Herbert Arthur Runcible Cadbury

Michael McShane ... Professor Keenbean

Chelcie Ross ... Ferguson
Mariangela Pino ... Diane Pazinski

Stephi Lineburg ... Gloria Pazinski
Michael Maccarone ... Tony
Joel Robinson ... Omar
Jonathan Hilario ... Pee Wee

Reggie Jackson ... Baseball Coach

Claudia Schiffer ... Aerobics Instructor
Wanda Christine ... Newswoman at Factory (as Wandachristine)
Stacy Logan ... Nash
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Ambler
Kent Logsdon ... Zullo
Sean A. Tate ... Reynolds
David Fawcett ... Chauffeur (as David A. Fawcett)
Bob Riley ... President
Dawn Maxey ... Ms. Fairchild

Ben Stein ... School Teacher
Joel Ellegant ... Ellsworth
Justin Zaremby ... Reginald
John Drury ... Newscaster

Diann Burns ... Newscaster
Rush Pearson ... Prison Lowlife
Rachel Stephens ... Richie's Secretary
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina ... Richie's Secretary (as Nydia Rodriguez)

Mike Bacarella ... Police Desk Sergeant
Sam Sanders ... Detective
Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Sculptress
Mindy Bell ... News Reporter

James Deuter ... News Reporter

Rick Worthy ... News Reporter
Michael Godleski ... Foyer Guard

Matt DeCaro ... Dave Walter

Rory Culkin ... Young Richie
Peter Lampley ... Baby Richie

Eddie J. Fernandez ... Prison Assassin (as Eddie Fernandez)
Lily Semel ... Little Girl at Factory
James Deeth ... Helicopter Pilot

Joanne Pankow ... Maid
Jim Blandford ... Prison Guard
Dustin Drapkin ... Boy on Baseball Field
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Green ... Sherman (uncredited)
C. Michael Haynes ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Jan Jackson ... Maid in Mansion (uncredited)

Kevin Mukherji ... Malik (uncredited)
Robert Oliver ... Policeman (uncredited)
Keith Schrader ... Policeman (uncredited)
John Thurner ... Factory Worker (uncredited)

Frank Welker ... Special Vocal Effects (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Donald Petrie 
Writing credits
Neil Tolkin (story)

Tom S. Parker (screenplay) &
Jim Jennewein (screenplay)

Produced by
Joe Bilella .... executive producer
John Davis .... producer
Jacqueline George .... co-producer
Dan Kolsrud .... executive producer
Jeffrey A. Montgomery .... co-producer
Jon Shapiro .... executive producer
Joel Silver .... producer
Wendy Wanderman .... associate producer
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
Cinematography by
Don Burgess (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
Production Design by
James H. Spencer  (as James Spencer)
Art Direction by
William F. Matthews 
Set Decoration by
John H. Anderson 
Patricia Malone 
Costume Design by
Lisa Jensen 
Makeup Department
Don Abbinanti .... hair stylist
Steve Artmont .... makeup artist
Linell Curtis .... makeup artist
Deborah K. Dee .... hair stylist
Linda Melazzo .... key makeup artist
K.G. Ramsey .... hair stylist
Linda Rizzuto .... key hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Richard H. Prince .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ellen Dux .... trainee assistant director
Geoffrey Hansen .... first assistant director
Douglas S. Ornstein .... additional second assistant director (as Douglas Ornstein)
Michael Samson .... second assistant director
Bob Saunders .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Peter Bankins .... property master
Gary Baugh .... assistant art director
Nigel A. Boucher .... lead man
Karen Fletcher Trujillo .... set designer
Marcie Friedman .... art department researcher
Michael D. Gianneschi .... property master: Chicago
Cydney M. Harris .... set designer
Dick Lasley .... illustrator
Bob Lucas .... construction coordinator: Chicago
John Mikels .... stand-by painter
Jason Muscarella .... construction foreman
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator
Patrick O'Donnell .... art department researcher
Pat Raney .... construction foreman
James F. Truesdale .... assistant art director
John Vargo .... lead man
Suzan Wexler .... set designer
Jamie Arbuckle .... set dresser (uncredited)
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Frank M. Fleming .... set dresser (uncredited)
Dick Hansen .... set dresser (uncredited)
Lillian Heyward .... painter (uncredited)
Doug Mackenzie .... construction foreman: Asheville (uncredited)
John W. Morgan .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
James Passanante .... paint supervisor: Ashville (uncredited)
John J. Slove Jr. .... propmaker (uncredited)
Lisa Wolff .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Fred Burke .... foley editor
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Alessandra Carlino .... assistant sound editor
Chic Cecchini .... cable person
Midge Costin .... sound editor
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising adr editor
John P. Fasal .... special sound effects
Marva Fucci .... assistant sound editor
Howell Gibbens .... sound editor
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor
Denise Horta .... adr editor
Frank Howard .... sound editor
Chris Ingram .... assistant sound editor
Angela Jackson .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Dale R. Janus .... boom operator
Suhail Kafity .... sound editor
James Likowski .... foley editor
Victoria Martin .... supervising foley editor
F. Hudson Miller .... sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant sound editor
R.J. Palmer .... sound editor
Jonathan Phillips .... assistant sound editor
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Catherine Rowe .... foley artist
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher C. Schiavo .... assistant sound editor
Scott D. Smith .... production sound mixer
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Rick Bozeat .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James Reedy .... special effects foreman
Gary Schaedler .... special effects
Brian Wood .... special effects
David Wood .... special effects
Michael Wood .... special effects coordinator
Gene Young .... special effects props (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Carol Ashley .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Dale Baer .... digital animator
Thomas Boland .... visual effects coordinator
Bobby Bryne .... visual effects photography
Patrick Denver .... model maker: Grant McCune Design (as Pat Denver)
Peter Donen .... visual effects supervisor
Gilbert Draper .... model maker: Grant McCune Design (as Gil Draper)
John Eaves .... model maker: Grant McCune Design
Gil Gagnon .... digital associate producer: Cinesite
Mitzi Gallagher .... digital executive producer: Cinesite
Brad Kuehn .... digital effects supervisor: Cinesite
Edward Lawton .... model maker: Grant McCune Design (as Ed Lawton)
Kevin Lingenfelser .... digital paint supervisor: Cinesite
Grant McCune .... minature supervisor: Grant McCune Design
Theresa Ellis Rygiel .... digital animator (as Theresa Ellis)
Thomas J. Smith .... digital compositing supervisor: Cinesite (as Tom Smith)
Smokey Stover .... chief model maker: Grant McCune Design
Wayne Strong .... sculptor: Grant McCune Design
Doug Tubach .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Alan Barnett .... digital effects supervisor: Sight Effects (uncredited)
Melissa Davies .... digital effects supervisor: Sight Effects (uncredited)
Ari Golan .... digital effects (uncredited)
Rudy Hassen .... digital effects supervisor: Sight Effects (uncredited)
Rick May .... lead character animator (uncredited)
David J. McGraw .... video operator: visual effects unit (uncredited)
Jerry Pooler .... visual effects compositor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Jerry Pooler .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite (uncredited)
Michael S. Pryor .... digital effects coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Rebecca Ramsey .... title producer (uncredited)
Earl Wiggins .... Aerial Rigging Coordinator (uncredited)
Eric Withee .... digital film technician: RGA/LA (uncredited)
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Michael Cassidy .... stunts
Mickey Cassidy .... stunts
Danny Epper .... stunts
Jeff Evans .... stunts
Greg Gault .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator
Jack Gill .... stunts
Tabby Hanson .... stunts
Julie Adair .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Blanford .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jim Blanford)
Josh Bleibtreu .... camera operator: "a" camera
Andrew Casey .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Terry Dee .... rigging gaffer
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Dave Dunlap)
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... dolly grip
Peter James .... additional photographer
Dave June .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip (as Mike Morgan)
Mark E. Matthys .... best boy grip
David Morenz .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dick Oakes .... chief lighting technician
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Nick Thomas .... assistant chief lighting technician
Joe Tomko Jr. .... dolly grip
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
Larry Cottrill .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Kahlil Fadel .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Dean M. Simmon .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mark N. Woods .... electrician (uncredited)
Animation Department
Jay Johnson .... animator
Casting Department
Jane Alderman .... casting: Chicago
Erica Arvold .... casting associate: Chicago
Shirley Fulton Crumley .... casting: North Carolina
Belinda Gardea .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting: Chicago (as Holzer-Ridge)
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting: Chicago (as Holzer-Ridge)
Theresa Phillips .... casting assistant: North Carolina (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karyn Fields .... costumer
Keith G. Lewis .... costume supervisor
Elizabeth Shelton .... assistant costume designer (as Liz Shelton)
Amanda Zenil .... assistant costume supervisor
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Kathy Oberlin .... costume constructor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Margaret Adachi .... assistant editor
John Currin .... assistant editor
Sandy French .... assistant editor (as Sandra French)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Rick Sparr .... first assistant editor (as Rick R. Sparr)
Jim Suhy .... assistant editor: lightworks
Music Department
Gillian L. Hutshing .... assistant music editor
Kenneth Karman .... supervising music editor
William Ross .... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Andrew Silver .... music editor
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor
Frank Welker .... special vocal effects
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William T. Hogan III .... transportation coordinator
Dave Lampert .... transportation co-captain
Vicki Lybrand .... transportation dispatcher
Danny Maxwell .... transportation captain
John Rice Sr. .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Lark Bernini .... production associate
David Bifano .... auricle programmer
Brooke Brooks .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service
Thomas J. Busch .... location manager
Paul A. Calabria .... animal trainer
Mary J. Carlson .... script supervisor
Claudia Ciardelli .... production secretary
Almarie Clifford .... studio teacher
Valeria Migliassi Collins .... production office assistant (as Valeria Collins)
Kyle Cooper .... title designer
Dan Cracchiolo .... assistant: Mr. Silver
Wileen Dragovan .... assistant location manager
Stasia Droze .... set runner
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Jennifer Freedman .... assistant: Mr. Petrie
Jennifer Garces .... set runner
Richard Greenberg .... title producer: main and end titles
Susan Hopper .... assistant: Mr. Culkin
David Hyman .... set runner
Michael R. Kern .... assistant accountant
Anya Kochoff .... production office assistant
Kathryn Madden .... first aid
Stephen Mapel .... production secretary: North Carolina
Lisa Masseur .... production office assistant (as Lisa Haleski)
Jack Messitt .... production office assistant (as John Messit)
Eric A. Pot .... production office assistant (as Eric Pot)
Mark Raff .... set runner
Debbie Skatchke .... studio teacher
Maria Spaeth .... assistant production secretary
Cheryl A. Stone .... production accountant
Veronique Vowell .... production liaison: Biltmore
Aaron M. Weinberg .... production office assistant (as Aaron Weinberg)
Andy Wilson .... set runner
Andrea Winters .... animal trainer
Edward Allen .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Stephen Brain .... production executive (uncredited)
Max Holechek .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Alan Jacques .... projectionist (uncredited)
Joseph Kuhr .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tom Lent .... adr voice (uncredited)
Thomas Parris .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mia Ries-Wicklund .... location scout (uncredited)
Peter Alun Thomas .... weapons (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG for mild violence and language
95 min | Finland:90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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He has charisma; for everything else, there's Mastercard, 10 March 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Richie Rich stars the charismatic, easily-lovable Macaulay Culkin in a role that basically begged for him from the first day of pre-production. Unfortunately, nothing else begged much attention in terms of how Richie Rich conducts itself as a piece of family entertainment. Is it serviceable? Absolutely. Just prepare for a rather long and tedious ninety-four minutes. Kids will appreciate it, seeing their favorite hero from Home Alone getting into more hairy little circumstances, but the true victims, the parents, will likely be contemplating better things they could be doing with their time.

Make no mistake; I was enjoying Richie Rich for about forty-five minutes on a simply, passable level. Then at the hour mark, I grew restless, and by the finale, I was shaking my head at the missed opportunity the film could've capitalized on. I'll come back to this later. The story is inspired from the comic-book character who made quite the name for himself in books and strips that I never found myself reading. He is played by Macaulay Culkin, who was born to Richard and Regina Rich (Edward Herrmann and Christine Ebersole), a couple worth a dollar over $70 billion thanks to their immensely successful Rich Industries. The three live in a house that appears to be sitting two full-size golf courses, and embrace their wealthy status in the way of philanthropy, and not personal narcissism.

While Richie enjoys living a lavish life, traveling in helicopters, playing basketball in doors, and carrying thousand-dollar bills in his wallet, he greatly envies the lives of regular, middle-class children, who have very little priorities and can spend their days playing baseball in an open sandlot.

With this kind of setup, you'd think the film would be on the track of setting up a "lonely rich boy" sort of moral, emphasizing that all the money in the world can't buy true, wholesome companionship, right? Well, just as we're about to further dive into that, a pesky plot point involving corruption, attempted-murder, and industry takeover begins to plague the Rich family, and with rumor that his parents are dead after a nice pack of TNT was on their private plane, Richie assumes the role as the CEO of the company. But just as we're about to go further into that detail, we focus on one of Richard Rich's employees, who tried to murder the couple and their kid to take over Rich Industries for himself. Not if Richie and his loyal butler Herbert Cadbury (Jonathan Hyde) can help it, though.

Right off the bat, we just passed up two solid directions this film could've taken instead of the contrived, foreseeable one it settled on. Yet if there's one thing that can't be overlooked about this film, it's the abundance of character-actors, who all do a capable job of doing what they can with what they have - especially Macaulay Culkin. Culkin's gifted, easy-going performance makes one sad that this was his last "big" film as a child actor, before landing roles in several under-performing independent films before fading into tabloid obscurity.

Co-writer of Richie Rich Neil Tolkin worked on License to Drive, a potent, lively comedy about a teen and his two friends going out after hours in his grandfather's Cadillac even after failing his driver's test. After that, he settled for very little doing both Richie Rich and the atrocious Pauly Shore comedy Jury Duty a year later. When glancing through director Donald Petrie's filmography, it appears that he has made a career out of making spur-of-the-moment comedies that usually do fairly well at the box office before becoming safe-bets on cable. He has a formula and he should stick to it. It's just sort of upsetting that Richie Rich aspires to be functional, rather than successful.

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Edward Herrmann, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Hyde, and John Larroquette. Directed by: Donald Petrie.

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