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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joey Coyle
... Monica Russo
... Detective Laurenzi
... Dino Palladino
... Kenny Kozlowski
... Vincente Goldoni
... Billy Coyle
... Mrs. Coyle
... Eleanor Coyle
... Katie Coyle
... Hrbek
... Cochran (as Philip S. Hoffman)
... Dunleavy
... Madigan
Ed Pansullo ... Carini
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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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10 September 1993 (USA)  »

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The Joey Coyle Story  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,044,824
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The memorable scene in the bathroom where Joey Coyle puts on pantyhose to hide the money in did happen, but Coyle changed his mind and removed the hose before boarding the plane. See more »

Goofs

When Joey finds Katie in his closet, 2 crew members can be seen in the reflection on the TV. One is wearing a red shirt and is holding a boom mike, and the other is wearing purple and is operating the camera. Also, 2 studio lights are clearly visible. 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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References Batman: The Animated Series (1992) See more »

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Money to Burn
Written by Marc Ferrari, Michael Mulholland and Danny Gill
Performed by Ivory Tower
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Pedestrian comedy-drama based on true story...
23 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

John Cusack plays Joey Coyle, an unemployed man from Philadelphia who decided to try and keep a bundle of money which accidentally fell off an armored truck...one million dollars to be exact! The story, albeit true, isn't cinematically original but did have some fresh possibilities. Unfortunately, the handling here is colorless and one-dimensional, and the film is saddled with a flat conclusion. Cusack does all right, but too many of the secondary characters are saintly and rather unbelievable. The movie's chummy tone also proved to be a false front, as the life of the real Joey Coyle came to a sad, tragic end. ** from ****


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