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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lawrence Garfield
... Andrew Jorgenson
... Kate Sullivan
... Bea Sullivan
... Bill Coles
... Arthur
... Harriet
Bette Henritze ... Emma
... Ozzie
... Marcia
Cullen O. Johnson ... Gus
William De Acutis ... Pfeiffer
... Granger
Stephanie White ... Angeli
Jeff Hayenga ... Klein (as Jeffrey Hayenga)
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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 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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Rated R for language and sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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18 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$25,682,090
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Contrary to the depiction in the movie, proxy contests for corporate control are invariably not resolved at a public company's annual meeting. Rather, shareholders are solicited for their votes by using proxies, giving either management, or someone opposing management, their votes. By the time of the annual meeting, virtually all votes have been cast, and the results are either known, or soon to be known once tabulated. The fiery speeches portrayed in this movie are rarely a device by which votes are determined. See more »

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When Kate first looks at the newspaper with Larry's full-page ad, there is a cigarette in her hand. In the next shot, the cigarette is gone. See more »

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Lawrence Garfield: I don't take money from widows or orphans, I make them money! I am sorry.
Bea Sullivan: [shout] Before or after you put them out of business?
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I'm in the Mood for Love
Written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
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Norman Jewison scores another one
13 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Other People's Money" sort of takes "Wall Street" and puts a comedic spin on it. Danny DeVito - in full pumped-up, crazy form - plays Lawrence "Larry the Liquidator" Garfield, a corporate raider plotting a hostile takeover of a store that provides the town's livelihood. The plant's owner (Gregory Peck) sends young lawyer Kate Sullivan (Penelope Ann Miller) after Larry, but nothing goes as anyone planned.

This seems like the sort of movie that only Norman Jewison could direct, how he takes a real-life issue and shows it in a manner to which we can all relate. The whole part about the relationship between Larry and Kate was maybe a little unnecessary, but it's overall good that the movie shows the Wall Street types for what they really are...even if you grow to admire Larry. Maybe if you grow to admire Larry, it's because Danny DeVito makes him so funny. The movie comes out very well done. Also starring Piper Laurie, Dean Jones and William DeAcutis in his final role.


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