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Other People's Money (1991)

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A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Jewison

Writers:

Jerry Sterner (play), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny DeVito ... Lawrence Garfield
Gregory Peck ... Andrew Jorgenson
Penelope Ann Miller ... Kate Sullivan
Piper Laurie ... Bea Sullivan
Dean Jones ... Bill Coles
R.D. Call ... Arthur
Mo Gaffney ... Harriet
Bette Henritze Bette Henritze ... Emma
Tom Aldredge ... Ozzie
Leila Kenzle ... Marcia
Cullen O. Johnson Cullen O. Johnson ... Gus
William De Acutis William De Acutis ... Pfeiffer
David Wells ... Granger
Stephanie White Stephanie White ... Angeli
Jeff Hayenga Jeff Hayenga ... Klein (as Jeffrey Hayenga)
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Storyline

A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal manoeuvring as he tries to win her heart. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Meet Larry the Liquidator. Arrogant. Greedy. Self-centered. Ruthless. You gotta love the guy.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

18 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Riqueza ajena See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,682,090
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film was dedicated to actor William De Acutis who died before its release. See more »

Goofs

When the envelope of the results is first seen, it is being handed over to the woman as a pink envelope. When she is reading the results, the envelope is yellow. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Garfield: We make passionate love the rest of the night. Whoever comes first, loses.
Kate Sullivan: [Disgusted] I think you're serious... How do you propose we write this up?
Lawrence Garfield: Carefully. Under the heading of, "Easy Come, Easy Go."
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I'm in the Mood for Love
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Macro Economics with flair
5 October 1999 | by alrodbelSee all my reviews

I bought this used Video and waited months before bothering to see what I had expected to be a hackneyed stereotypical flick. What a delightful surprise. It is easy to produce a film that is pedantic, or to the other extreme, ridiculous- but to combine engaging characters, biting humor and realistic representation of economic forces is a rare feat.

You could study Shumpeter's "Economic theory of Creative Destruction of Obsolete Forms of Production," but you will not get a better illustration of the process than what is presented in this movie. DiVito portrayed the perfect balance of greed, and humanity as the Wall Street mogul. Penelope Ann Miller played the sharp, voluptious antaganist to perfection.

This film is a rare nugget of intelligent entertainment that stands out in the sea of juvenilia.


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