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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 »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Macaulay Culkin ... Richie Rich
John Larroquette ... Van Dough
Edward Herrmann ... Mr. Rich
Christine Ebersole ... Mrs. Rich
Jonathan Hyde ... Cadbury
Michael McShane ... Professor Keenbean
Chelcie Ross ... Ferguson
Mariangela Pino ... Diane
Stephi Lineburg ... Gloria
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>

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Five buddies, one butler, and a dog on an adventure so big... Even the world's richest kid 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 »

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Trivia

A direct sequel that would have starred Macaulay Culkin was planned but never materialized mainly due to Culkin going on an extended break from acting. This would later go on to become the direct-to-video release Richie Rich's Christmas Wish. 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

Reginald: [to the valet at private school] This is a cappuccino. I asked for a DECAF CAFFE LATTE, you incompetent imbecile!
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Crazy Credits

Film title logo appears as end credits finish See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2004 DVD release replaces John Larraquette's line "shit" to "shoot". All current prints contain the unedited line. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

What I Like About You
Written by Wally Palmar, James Marinos (as Jimmy Marinos) and Mike Skill
Performed by The Romantics
Courtesy of Epic Associated Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Money Can't buy happiness
14 September 2003 | by liammurphy1See all my reviews

This movie - Macaulay Culkin's Last movie as a child is not his best but not his worst - that goes to the unfunny Ted Danson Action 'comedy' Getting even with dad which came out the same year- But it's pretty sickly sweet and you can see why it bombed at the Box Office. The plot concerns the richest boy in the world 'Richie Rich' Played by Culkin, But by this time he was at 14 looking too old to play the title role. He's the boy who has everything, wealthy parents lives in a big mansion has a butler (wonderfully played by Johnathan Hyde) - But he's very lonely, he has no friends. So one day he tries to join a group of inner city kids playing baseball but they don't want to know him. one of Richie's father's associates Lawrence van dough (John Larroquette) wants to get his hands on the company and the family's fortune, so he tries to kill mum and dad -Ritchie needs the other kids's help to save the company, his parents and his fortune aided by The butler.

Not a bad movie it has a very good moral story (all the money in the world can't make you happy)- But strictlty for KIDS or easily amused adults

Rating 7/10


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,830,302, 26 December 1994

Gross USA:

$38,087,756

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,087,756
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1.85 : 1
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