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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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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 »

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

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,044,824
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A full non-fiction account of this story was written in 2002, titled Finders Keepers by Mark Bowden. Finders Keepers was a working title Mark Bowden used for this film, but was subsequently changed to Money For Nothing. See more »

Goofs

There is a scene in which Joey throws nickles at Dino. One of the coins stick to his forehead. When the scene comes back shortly, the coin is gone, but when the scene focuses on Dino again the coin is back. See more »

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[van making clattering noises as it goes down a bumpy road]
Blond-haired FR driver: It's not my fault that the city doesn't fix the roads.
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Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

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I Can Laugh About It Now
Written by Steve Diamond
Performed by Diamond Mine Band featuring Joe Turano
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Poor Joey
29 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie made about as much money in its theatrical release as Joey Coyle found in the road. And that's a damn shame. (I was 1 of the few people who saw it the weekend it opened and closed) While it's not a great movie, there are so many talented actors in it, and the story is so sadly compelling that all I can do is say watch it.


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