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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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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 »

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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 amount of money that the Capuletti family, headed by Monty (Rodney Dangerfield, stood to inherit from his mother-in-law, was an inheritance worth ten million dollars. See more »

Goofs

Belinda's calendar shows Monty has 56 days left, but in the following scene Monty complains "I can't go another 4 months." See more »

Quotes

Monty: My mother-in-law, for years I wouldn't kiss her face; I end up kissing her ass.
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Connections

Referenced in ...Where's Rodney? (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

So Near...Yet So Far
Adapted from Franz Liszt's "Liebestraum"
Arranged by G.H. Lapides
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Classic comedy
23 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was looking for a good comedy to watch and my mom recommended Easy Money which she had on VHS. I wasn't sure since I'm not a big fan of Rodney Dangerfield, but she mentioned that Joe Pesci and Jeffrey Jones, so I figured I would give it a shot. Now even though I'm not a fan of Rodney Dangerfield, I have to admit that he and the rest of the cast made this film extremely enjoyable. I really miss comedies like this, where the comedy was just so simple and had jokes that were a sure hit with most. Despite it being predictable and like a sit com, this was a great comedy.

Monty is a rude, over weight alcoholic with a gambling problem, he has friends who have the same problem, but a family that still loves him. His daughter is about to get married to a gang member that he doesn't approve of. But when his mother in law dies, they inherit 10 million dollars, but there is an exception to when he gets the money, for a whole year, Monty has to behave and get clean and sober. With encouragement from his family and friends, Monty does the best he can to get that money.

I just loved Joe Pesci, he's like that little kid who took on the big bully's and actually won the fight, he's just such a funny character, I love Joe! We also have the "unknown" actors of the time, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Jones, among others. I loved the ending, it's definitely a classic and so funny. I would recommend this movie to anyone, it's all in good fun and a great comedy, we need more films like this today.

8/10


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