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Money for Nothing (1993)

An unemployed man finds a money bag of $1.2 million after it dropped off an armored car.

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Ramón Menéndez

Writers:

Mark Bowden (article), Ramón Menéndez (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Joey Coyle
Debi Mazar ... Monica Russo
Michael Madsen ... Detective Laurenzi
Benicio Del Toro ... Dino Palladino
Michael Rapaport ... Kenny Kozlowski
Maury Chaykin ... Vincente Goldoni
James Gandolfini ... Billy Coyle
Fionnula Flanagan ... Mrs. Coyle
Elizabeth Bracco ... Eleanor Coyle
Ashleigh Dejon ... Katie Coyle
Lenny Venito ... Hrbek
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Cochran (as Philip S. Hoffman)
Currie Graham ... Dunleavy
Frankie Faison ... Madigan
Ed Pansullo Ed Pansullo ... Carini
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Storyline

When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advice, before turning to the mob for help laundering the money. While Joey makes plans to leave the country, however, a detective is following his ever-warmer trail in order to recover the cash. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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What would you do if you found a million bucks? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Joey Coyle Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,044,824
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DuArt)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There was no Vinnie in real life. However, Joey Coyle did meet with a mob employee named Masi, whose father did deliver items to Laurenzi's father's business. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1981. Joey says the bags of money are marked for "Trump Taj Mahal Casino" (in Atlantic City, NJ). The Trump Taj Mahal Casino did not open until 1990. See more »

Quotes

[about the money]
Joey Coyle: Think about it Kenny. Did we hurt anyone?
Kenny Kozlowski: No.
Joey Coyle: Did we steal it from anyone?
Kenny Kozlowski: No.
Joey Coyle: Are we giving it back. *Hell no!*
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Connections

Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Laugh About It Now
Written by Steve Diamond
Performed by Diamond Mine Band featuring Joe Turano
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28 November 2000 | by Mickey KnoxSee all my reviews

What would you do if you'd accidentally find 1.2 million dollars? Take it, although it's illegal and the whole police will be on your trail? Or return it, get a 20.000 dollars reward, but live patiently, with no problems? That's the theme of the movie and the lucky guy that finds the money is John Cusack. Worth to watch, but still too simple plot (it's a theme that could've lead to great situations), predictable ending, poor acting and not tensed at all. Vote: 5 out of 10.


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