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Greedy (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 March 1994 (USA)
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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?

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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>

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Proof positive that money can buy a lot of laughs. 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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Imagine Entertainment See more »
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DTS-Stereo | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie opened at the number two spot at the North American box-office sitting next to top-spotted Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Daniel McTeague: These pills only work if I give them to him myself.It's a very rare condition.
Hotel Clerk: Excuse me sir,does this say moron?
Daniel McTeague: Ok I'll be honest with you I'm his nephew.
Hotel Clerk: Oh his nephew?
Daniel McTeague: Yes.
Hotel Clerk: Because he specifically said that his room number wasn't to be given to any of his relatives.
Daniel McTeague: What the hell's the matter with you.Do you not care about this hotel's reputation?You know there is an old man shacked up here with a very young girl.
Hotel Clerk: Sir most of these rooms have old men with young girls this is Washington.
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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 »

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References Charade (1963) See more »

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Soft Way Of Talkin'
Written and Produced by Phil Marshall
Performed by Steve Wood
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Very Underrated Comedy
7 May 2004 | by enzobaker77See all my reviews

You must see this movie if you like Phil Hartman and offbeat comedies! And if you simply don't care about popular opinion and what critics say, then you should definitely see this movie!

This film tackles a subject matter that I've never seen in a movie: inheriting money and being included in a will. Kirk Douglas plays a wealthy and eccentric business man bound to a wheelchair who says what he wants and gets whatever he asks for. Retired from his coal mining business, his days now consist of toying with his asskissing moneyhungry family who secretly are waiting for him to die, and being with his sexy live in housemaid (played by The Wonder Years' Olivia D'abo, whom I did not know was British, not to mention the daughter of Doo Wa Diddy's Manfred Mann). Led by the hilarious and unfortunately late Phil Hartman in top form, the family take turns accomodating Douglas and verbally assaulting him in private. The movie takes a turn when they decide to call Douglas' favorite nephew, played by Michael J. Fox, who has moved away to get away from his gold digging cousins, in order to cheer up Douglas. Fox, and his wife, played by the charming Nancy Travis, are the only ones who aren't after their uncle's money. Or are they?

With many twists and an ending to die for, this movie is my pick for the most underrated comedy of the 90's. See it!


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