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Easy Money (1983)

R | | Comedy | 19 August 1983 (USA)
To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.

Director:

James Signorelli

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Monty Capuletti
Joe Pesci ... Nicky Cerone
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Mrs. Monahan
Candice Azzara ... Rose Capuletti (as Candy Azzara)
Val Avery ... Louie the Bartender
Tom Noonan ... Paddy
Taylor Negron ... Julio
Lili Haydn ... Belinda Capuletti
Jeffrey Jones ... Clive Barlow
Tom Ewell ... Scrappleton
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Allison Capuletti
Jeff Altman ... Bill Jones (as Jeffrey Altman)
David Vasquez David Vasquez ... Hector
Kimberly McArthur Kimberly McArthur ... Ginger Jones
Frank Simpson Frank Simpson ... Father McIntyre
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Storyline

Monty Capuletti could receive 10 million dollars as an inheritance from his late mother-in-law's estate. Her will states he must first curb his vices for a year, which include smoking, drinking and gambling to name a few. Written by Richard W.

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Taglines:

We're taking all the fun out of life - and putting it into a movie! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Herança da Sogra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,844,974, 21 August 1983

Gross USA:

$29,309,766
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Easy Money Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film Monty is watching is 'The Lost Weekend' about an alcoholic on a four day bender. See more »

Goofs

When Julio attempts to make love with Alison on his wedding night, she goes from wearing a thin robe when coming out of the bathroom and holding hands with Julio to bare shoulders (robe disappears!) as Julio pushes closer for a kiss - all in one cut (good for Julio, bad for Continuity)! See more »

Quotes

Nicky: Do you have any mens shirts for men?
Monahan's Clerk: Have you tried the Army/Navy store?
Monty: Ha ha ha very funny. One more word outta you and he gets it all right
[pointing to the bald manikin]
Monty: Why dont you two put your heads together and make an ass outta yourselves.
[refering to the manikin again]
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of this movie known to exist. One is the original theatrical cut, which has made its way to video and DVD. The other, which has been seen on premium cable stations (HBO, Showtime), has an additional scene at a boxing fight with Monty, Nicky, and Paddy. After Monty tells the parents to "shut the fat little bastard up." We see an aerial view of a boxing ring with the sound of the national anthem. After the announcer sings the national anthem at the match, we see Monty passing peanuts, beer, and hot dogs around while looking at them in vain. As he watches the fight, he sees one of the fighters get knocked out and he sees himself as that fighter two times. Yelling "I got to get out of here!", Monty begins to leave, but things stop him. A vendor holding out a hot dog saying "Have a hot dog, son." He turns from them and sees his Mob pals beckoning him with girls and money. He then sees his next door neighbor offering him a joint with his girlfriend who pulls up her top. Finally, he sees Scrapleton with Mrs. Monahan dressed in a devil suit. He holds the deed for Monty's money. All of these people he sees are of his own imagination. As Nicky yells out "Where you going!", Monty exits the arena. We then see him sitting in front of the television. All TV versions of "Easy Money" also exclude this scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Easy Money' (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Teach Me Tonight
by Sammy Cahn and Gene de Paul
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User Reviews

 
Easy guilty pleasure
14 August 1999 | by skad13See all my reviews

Truly one of the guilty-pleasure comedies of all time. Dangerfield's performance is pre-Neanderthal, the music is cartoonish, Joe Pesci perfects his irritating macho act here, and the script seems to have been cribbed from a men's-room wall--and still I found it hysterical. Plus, there's a great brief cameo from Kimberly McArthur (as a friendly neighbor) that amply demonstrates why she was a PLAYBOY Playmate of the Year


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