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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.

Director:

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

The reporter in the movie is named Lois Bowden. Lois Bowden is the mother of writer Mark Bowden. However, the anchor mispronounces "Bow" in "Bowden" like a "bow tie", when in real life Mark Bowden pronounces his surname, like a stage bow. See more »

Goofs

Joey Coyle found the 1.2 million dollars in 1981. There is a scene where the Philadelphia Flyers are on TV and you can see player Rod Brind Amour who didn't join the Flyers until 1991. The year Joey found the money Rod Brind Amour was only eleven years old. See more »

Quotes

Billy Coyle: The dumb SOB that took the money, doesn't even know what he's in for?
Katie Coyle: What's SOB?
Eleanor Coyle: Never mind.
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When a Great Amount of Money Becomes a Trouble
20 October 2003 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Joey Coyle (John Cusak) is a young man of twenty-six years old and without any perspective in life: unemployed, with basic level of instruction only. Living with his brother's family and his mother. One day, when he is coming back home with his friend Kenny Kozlowski (Michael Rapaport) after not being hired to work in the dock, he finds 1.2 million dollars that felt from an armored car. He decides to keep the money, and this is the beginning of a series of stupidities, in a true story. Being a simple man, Joey has no malicious and does not know how to handle with such amount of illegal money. This movie alternates action, comedy and drama and entertains. The cast is great. My vote is seven.


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