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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>

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title of this movie is taken from a book written in 1914 by Louis Brandeis. In his book, Brandeis posited the fact that bankers and others who ran public companies were utilizing other people's money, and therefore owed those people fiduciary duties. In the late 1970s, a leasing company that proved to be one of the largest securities frauds to that point, used as its name "O.P.M.," standing for "other people's money. In this movie, the title embodies the same concerns about the fiduciary responsibilities of those who manage other people's money. 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

Kate Sullivan: Someday, we'll smarten up, change some laws, and put you OUT OF BUSINESS.
Lawrence Garfield: You can change all the laws you want. You can't stop the game. I'll still be here. I adapt.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 30 September 2016 (2016) See more »

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Good things in small packages
9 July 2001 | by jlacerraSee all my reviews

Yes, it is somewhat hard to imaging Penelope Ann Miller even considering any type of relationship with Danny DeVito. And yes, they really do not explore the apparent rift between Peck's character and Miller's. These two caveats aside, this is a very enjoyable movie. So all tycoons don't look like Richard Gere. This is a tour de force for DeVito. He gets past his diminutive stature and actually becomes Larry the Liquidator.

I was not saddled with having seen (or even heard of) the play. Theater is irrelevant anyway, except as a training ground for movie actors. I took this picture on its own merits, and frankly, I was skeptical that DeVito could do a corporate raider. But he plays it just right and then has you believing that this dwarf from the Bronx really made good. Dean Jones is convincing as the corporate soldier trying to find a soft place to land. Peck is excellent, as always.

Two thumbs up!


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