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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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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:

To give up gambling, eating, and smoking for one year for a $10 Million inheritance, there's no such thing as "Easy Money". 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

Promotional title logos for the picture seen on film posters and promo materials formed the letter "S" out of a "$" symbol character in the movie's Easy Money (1983) name. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital scene, when Julio and his wife are at the door, the wife is on one side then on the other side before the walk into the room. See more »

Quotes

Monty: [During the photo shoot of Anthony the fat little kid on the rocking horse. He's out of control hitting Monty with a rubber bat, screaming and yelling] I'm tired of telling you the same thing. Kid ya gotta stay quiet... quiet now. Talk to him will ya. Be quiet will ya? Blanche, John, Grandma talk to him will ya? Stay quiet! Be quiet will ya... somebody will ya shut the fat little bastard up!
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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

Features Island of Lost Souls (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Beginning
by Allan Fryer (as Alan Fryer), Bradford Kelly and Laurie Marlow (as Laurie Marlowe)
Performed by Heaven
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Classic 80's Comedy
28 August 1999 | by AndyOSee all my reviews

If you are a big fan of Rodney's this is the movie to see! A lot of funny one liners. His comic timing is perfect.

A perfect guide to how men should behave! Also watch "Back to School"


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