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Greedy (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 March 1994 (USA)
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Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Daniel
Kirk Douglas ... Uncle Joe
Nancy Travis ... Robin
Olivia d'Abo ... Molly Richardson
Phil Hartman ... Frank
Ed Begley Jr. ... Carl
Jere Burns ... Glen
Colleen Camp ... Patti
Bob Balaban ... Ed
Joyce Hyser ... Muriel
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Nora
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Tina (as Siobhan Fallon)
Kevin McCarthy ... Bartlett
Khandi Alexander ... Laura
Jonathan Lynn ... Douglas
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Storyline

Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as stupid as his family thinks he is. He can see that his family is only nice to him because they want his money. Along comes Daniel McTeague, a struggling bowler, imported from another city by his family, to put an end to this ridiculous situation. The fight won't be easy, though, because the poor family has a little bit of competition - A beautiful nurse who takes care of Uncle Joe (and no doubt would love to take care of his bank account). Who gets all the money? Written by Michael Feller <reb@magna.com.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Where there's a will...there's a relative. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les héritiers affamés See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,805,115, 4 March 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,145,977
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Company Credits

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Imagine Entertainment See more »
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The number of characters that appeared in many movie posters for the film and on DVD and video sleeves numbered around seventeen or eighteen depending on the version of the artwork. See more »

Goofs

Almost at the end, when Danny is packing Uncle Joe's stuff in the hospital, he puts a bedpan in the bag and then takes it out. It's never explicitly shown (only heard off screen), but in the bedpan are a few of Uncle Joe's belongings, which Danny empties into the bag. Then he puts the now empty bedpan back on the table. He never meant to put the bedpan in the bag. He was merely to use it as a delivery device for the things that were in it. See more »

Quotes

Frank: I mean look at this. Her tongue is practically in his wallet.
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Crazy Credits

The movie opens with a lengthy black and white sequence of Jimmy Durante performing "Inka Dinka Doo" from the 1944 film Two Girls and A Sailor, while the pink credits roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Arrested Development: The B. Team (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Slips Through My Fingers
Written by Mark Turnbull
Produced by Phil Marshall
Performed by Beth Wood
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Why can't they make comedies like this anymore!
4 February 2013 | by buddyboy28See all my reviews

Greedy tells the simple story of a family who desperately crave their Uncle's (Kirk Douglas) massive fortune.From that simple premise,the script writers and the actors deliver one of the funniest comedies I've ever seen.The Mcteague family,which includes the late Phil Hartman,Ed Begley'JR and Bob Balaban,are one of the most believable families ever committed to celluloid.Let's face it a lot of us hate our families.We hate having family get together's,we sometimes get jealous of each other and try to outdo each other,well that's the kind of family we're talking about.The scenes where the relatives trade insults with each other are hysterical.Michael J.Fox plays another nephew of Joe and gives a typically naturally funny performance.He and Douglas don't share the screen until about half an hour into it,but when they do get together,their sparky banter is consistently funny.

I wish they would make more comedies like this nowadays.Most mainstream comedies now seem to be filled with stupid,over the top characters with beyond ridiculous situations.Most of the comedy in this is in the dialogue,although there are some hilarious physical moments but they're never stupid,just laugh out loud funny.The premise is slightly believable because I believe that we all have what it takes to become very greedy individuals,even if we might not like to admit it.Hell,we might not even notice it.

Greedy easily ranks as one of my favourite comedies and is a laugh riot from start to finish.And has their ever been a sexier woman on screen than Olivia D,Abo in this movie?


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