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All the Money in the World (2017)

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The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oswald Hinge
John Paul Getty II
Giovanni Iacovoni
Il Tamia 'Chipmunk'
Corvo (as Andrea Piedimonte)
Kidnap Van Driver
Adele Tirante ...
Prostitute Maria


Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is the richest human world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he's notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson's abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. All the Money in the World (2017) follows Gail, (Michelle Williams), Paul's devoted, strong-willed mother, who unlike Getty, has consistently chosen her children over his fortune. Her son's life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son's mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Written by Sony Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


J. Paul Getty had a fortune. Everyone else paid the price. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo el dinero del mundo  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,584,684, 31 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,106,315, 18 March 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,351,407, 26 January 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Christopher Plummer claimed he was prepared to replace Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty on short notice because he had previously been considered for the role and had read the script. He had less than two weeks to memorize his lines, but did have the advantage of having met Getty in London at a couple of his parties during the 60s. See more »


When the boy is shooting the rock in his slingshot the car is broadside to him, even a little past when he releases the shot. The rock still manages to strike the windscreen, which is impossible from that angle. See more »


John Paul Getty III: I'm telling you this, so you could understand the things you're about to see, and maybe you can forgive us. It's like we're from another planet, where the force of gravity is so strong it bends the light. We look like you, but we're not like you.
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Written by Rod Argent
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"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars"
26 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) was the richest man in the world when his grandson (Charlie Plummer) was kidnapped in 1973. He refused to pay a dime of the $17 million dollar, saying he couldn't afford it and it would set a bad precedent. The boy's mother (Michelle Williams) is left with only the aid of the Italian police and a former CIA operative who works for Getty (Mark Wahlberg) to help recover her son.

The film unfolds in a tense drama that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Michelle Williams is fantastic as a desperate mother willing to do anything to save her child, but having to fight Getty just as much as the kidnappers. Wahlberg is also surprisingly good as the former CIA man that is really a negotiator, not a super spy. The real star is Christopher Plummer's Getty. He is outstanding as an old frail man who built an empire through ruthless negotiations and frugality and refuses to deviate from that even to save his own grandson. His misguided priorities are perfectly displayed by him claiming to not be able to afford the ransom and then spending millions on a new painting. Plummer's performance is all the more impressive considering he stepped in at the last minute and shot all of his scenes in just 8 days.

Ridley Scott blends the experiences of the hostage Paul Getty with the worry of his mother and the indifference of his grandfather beautifully. There is very little wasted movement and my biggest complaints are just the occasionally confusing decisions by some characters, but those decisions are all the ones made by real people at the time, so I can hardly fault Scott.

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