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Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish (1998)

Video  -  Family | Comedy  -  3 November 1998 (USA)
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After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keene Curtis ...
Mr. Van Dough
Mrs. Van Dough
Blake Jeremy Collins ...
Pee Wee
Miss Peabody
Sgt. Mooney
Don McLeod ...
Billy Burnette ...


After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish and made it come true. Now Richie finds himself in a parallel world where his only hope is to find professor Keenbean and the wishing machine so he can wish things back to normal. Written by Peter Huiskes <>

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Release Date:

3 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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This was Keene Curtis's final acting role before his death on October 13, 2002 at the age of 79. See more »


During the bank scene, Richie hops over a divider, knocking a statue down. In the next scene when the officers follow, the statue is back up. See more »


Richie Rich: Now I've done it. I've ruined Christmas for everyone in two lifetimes.
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Spun-off from The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show (1980) See more »


Coffin of Nails
Performed by Paul Gordon
Produced by Paul Gordon
Written by Paul Gordon
Published by Kukunia Music
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A fun Christmas flick, I say we need more Richie movies!
23 May 2013 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Richie Rich (David Gallagher) is the world's richest kid. He has his own personal "inventor", Professor Keanbean (Eugene Levy) who has just presented him with a terrific snowmobile! Also, the young man has Cadbury (Keene Curtis), a one-kid valet to help him with anything and everything. Lucky lad! On the down side, Richie has an evil, jealous cousin, Reggie Van Dough (Jake Richardson) who is as mean as Richie is nice. Keanbean now shows Richie a brand new gadget. While it looks like a washing machine, its actually a WISHING machine. On Xmas eve, Richie can make a wish! But, before that, Richie is extremely excited to drive a sleigh, filled with toys, to the local orphanage. Its the first time the boy has been allowed to be the driver. However, Reggie foils the plan for, using a universal remote, Reg makes Richie crash into buildings and, finally, lose the toys over a cliff, where they explode! Feeling awful, Richie uses his wishing machine to ask that he had never been born. It's so! His parents don't know him, nor do the town folk, but his loyal dog, Dollar does. As Reggie takes over the whole community, including Richie's parents (Martin Mull and Lesley Ann Warren), will Richie be able to take back the wish and set right the havoc that Reggie has wrought? This is a fun flick for families at Christmastime. Based on a Sixties series of comic books, Richie is an entertaining character, with a Dalmatian with dollar sign spots! All of the actors do a nice job and the production looks great, with nice sets, costumes, and art direction. The script and direction create a lively movie, with plenty of action and effects. No, this viewer didn't see the original Richie, with Macauley Culkin. But, after taking on this one, all one can wish for is MORE Richie films, someday, sometime.

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