Rich, old uncle Joe is surrounded by relatives waiting/hoping for him to die while trying to look good and backstabbing the competition. What should he do?


Jonathan Lynn





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


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 <>

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Did You Know?


Second film featuring Nancy Travis and Jonathan Lynn. They worked together on 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990). See more »


(at the 1 hour 26 minutes 43 second mark) As they're sitting around the table at Bartlett's office, when Barlett is explaining the will, he has his hands wide apart on the table in one shot and then folded in front of him in the next. See more »


Molly Richardson: You tell your cousins I'm not afraid of them.And you leave Joe alone.
Daniel McTeague: You keep your breasts off his eyebrows.
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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 »


References Psycho (1960) See more »


Inka Dinka Doo
Written by Jimmy Durante and Ben Ryan
Performed by Jimmy Durante
Courtesy of Turner Entertainment, Inc.
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I liked the ending
25 July 2017 | by jamarianaSee all my reviews

I thought this was a pretty decent comedy. I like seeing Michael J. Fox in movies, in television shows, and in real life. There's a very likable quality about him, I think. Anyway, "Greedy" has an interesting plot. Sure, it's not the most intelligent film of all time, but it's funny and entertaining, which is undoubtedly what the filmmakers behind this movie tried to achieve. I especially liked the ending of the film, which I found the funniest part. I'd say it's worth a watch. I sure liked it anyway.

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Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greedy See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,805,115, 6 March 1994

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Company Credits

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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