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Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

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A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

Neil Tolkin (story), Tom S. Parker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Macaulay Culkin ... Richie Rich
John Larroquette ... Lawrence Van Dough
Edward Herrmann ... Richard Rich
Christine Ebersole ... Regina Rich
Jonathan Hyde ... Herbert Arthur Runcible Cadbury
Michael McShane ... Professor Keenbean
Chelcie Ross ... Ferguson
Mariangela Pino ... Diane Pazinski
Stephi Lineburg ... Gloria Pazinski
Michael Maccarone Michael Maccarone ... Tony
Joel Robinson Joel Robinson ... Omar
Jonathan Hilario Jonathan Hilario ... Pee Wee
Reggie Jackson ... Baseball Coach
Claudia Schiffer ... Aerobics Instructor
Wanda Christine Wanda Christine ... Newswoman at Factory (as Wandachristine)
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Storyline

The richest kid in the world, Richie Rich, has everything he wants, except companionship. While representing his father at a factory opening, he sees some kids playing baseball across the street. Richie wants to join in, but they don't want him around. When a plot to kill the Rich family is devised by Rich Industries' top executive, Laurence Van Dough, Richie must take over control of the company while searching for his lost parents with the help of some new friends. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

An adventure so big... even the world's wealthiest pre-teenager can't afford to miss it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

21 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$38,087,756
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Dolby | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of filming, Macaulay Culkin actually was the richest kid in the world. See more »

Goofs

When Van Dough is getting the temple message, he gets mad at his secretary for going counter-clockwise. When he grabs her hands and does it for her, he is going counter-clockwise, too. See more »

Quotes

Richie Rich: [looking up somewhat uncertainly at the enormous tall Rich Industries office building towering up in front of him] I'm not sure if I can go through with this, Cadbury.
Herbert Cadbury: Just remember these words, Master Richie - - "You have the power of your father inside you."
Richie Rich: You mean, like, "Trust the force, Luke"?
Herbert Cadbury: [maintaining his debonair composure even though he is a bit dismayed to have his elegantly-worded example "degraded" by having it merely compared to a quote in a science fiction movie] "Pree-cisely, ...
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Crazy Credits

The film is bookended with the opening and closing of a vault at the opening titles and closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release replaces John Larraquette's line "shit" to "shoot". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Troldspejlet: Monkey Trouble (1995) See more »

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Written by Laurie Johnson
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Enjoyable Movie For Teens & Adults
13 November 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is definitely teen fare, but it's very entertaining which means adults would get a lot of laughs out of it. As with any comedy, some of the stuff is really stupid and some of it is really funny. Along the way, you get some of modern Hollywood's secular plugs and a few swear words that you wouldn't want your little ones to hear, but overall, I have little to criticize with this one.

There were a number of sight gags, things that made me laugh out loud, such as dollar signs instead of spots on the dog, the dress-ware of the little rich kid (Macauley Culkin), the eccentric characters - good and bad guys - are all fun to watch.

I thought Jonathan Hyde, as the butler, stole the show.


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