Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts a battle between brothers that soon leads to madness, mayhem, and even attempted murder. On Ruben's side is Lou Perilli an ex-Chicago cop and used car dealer who knows the law - and how to get around it. On Robby's side is ruthless businessman Reed Tyler, who is out to turn a swift profit on Mona's property. Walking a shifty line between them is Eddie Agopian, the family lawyer, who doesn't care which side wins as long as he's on the winner's side. But whether they're stealing big or stealing little, they're all stealing in this hilarious comedy about greed, power... and brotherly love. Written by
Two brothers. One fortune. Zero chance they'll share it.
29 September 1995 (USA)
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Gross USA: $6,278,139
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The film is considered to be a takeoff of Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life" See more
When Eddie Agopian escapes from Ruben, Lou and Nick the hit man, he leaps out of the window, dives into a fountain and swims to the side. Moments later, when he is seen running from Ruben, Lou and Nick, he and his clothes are bone dry. See more
Threatning me, Tyler?
Good. I like that in a man.
Original music by José Fernández Díaz
Musical adaption by Pete Seeger
, Hector Angulo and Julian Orbon
Lyrics adaption by Julian Orbon
Based on a poem by José Martí
Fall River Music, BMI See more