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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

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:

Without the inventions, the butler, and the private fast-food restaurant...he's just a normal 12-year-old billionaire. 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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Details

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

Tim Allen turned down the role of Richard Rich Sr. See more »

Goofs

The bag Richie places on the police desk goes flat, then in the next shot the bag is inflated. See more »

Quotes

Regina Rich: [They are boarding a plane bound for England] Oh, Richard, you're not seriously considering giving the queen the Smellmaster for her birthday?
Richard Rich Sr.: Why not, Regina? I think she'd get a kick out of it! Anything to take her mind off those children of hers.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Pagemaster (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

What I Like About You
Written by James Marinos, Wally Palmar, and Mike Skill
Performed by The Romantics
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Typical standard moralistic comedy. All ends (too) well.
31 October 1998 | by Maarten HofmanSee all my reviews

I think there are many movies made like this, probably aimed at some idea what children would like, but which will educate them as well. Money is indeed not everything, but baseball isn't

either. Most of the characters are too stereotyped to be funny. Too many movies of this kind have been made already, and I had at least hoped for some unique aspects. However, if this is the first of this kind you will see, you could be in for a great time.


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