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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Monty Capuletti
... Nicky Cerone
... Mrs. Monahan
... Rose Capuletti (as Candy Azzara)
... Louie the Bartender
... Paddy
... Julio
... Belinda Capuletti
... Clive Barlow
... Scrappleton
... Allison Capuletti
... Bill Jones (as Jeffrey Altman)
David Vasquez ... Hector
Kimberly McArthur ... Ginger Jones
Frank Simpson ... Father McIntyre
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Storyline

The life of a young man about town suddenly reaches a turning point. Before this he led a life of debauchery. He will get 10 million dollars as an inheritance if his life has undergone a complete change within a year. It is a hard question: be rich and boring all day or be depraved and amusing... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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No gambling! No booze! No smoking! No pizza! But lots of RESPECT!! [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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19 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Herança da Sogra  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,844,974, 21 August 1983

Gross USA:

$29,309,766
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the baby photography company was "Gleason's Baby Photos". See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film when Monty is in the wedding dress he's smoking a cigarette. The cigarette alternates from being in his hand & mouth. When he reaches up to remove the veil the cigarette is in his hand. Yet in the next cut the cigarette is in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Blanche Genaro: Look at him, he's such a beautiful boy! He's got my eyes!
John Genaro: And he's got my nose!
Monty: Yeah, and my sympathy.
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Referenced in Lost in America (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

We Want Action
by Carlene Carter and Nick Lowe
Performed by Nick Lowe
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Easy Money
20 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Dangerfield is in top form in his first starring vehicle as a slob who tries to mend his ways in order to inherit his mother-in-law's estate. Memorable one liners and classic gags that show off the comedien's immense talents. Title song by Billy Joel.


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