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Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)

Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish (original title)
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After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish ... See full summary »

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John Murlowski

Writers:

Rob Kerchner (story), Jason Feffer (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Gallagher ... Richie Rich
Eugene Levy ... Professor Keenbean
Keene Curtis ... Cadbury
Jake Richardson ... Reggie Van Dough
Martin Mull ... Mr. Rich
Lesley Ann Warren ... Mrs. Rich
Richard Fancy ... Mr. Van Dough
Marla Maples ... Mrs. Van Dough
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Gloria
Blake Jeremy Collins ... Freckles
Austin Stout ... Pee Wee
Kathleen Freeman ... Miss Peabody
Richard Riehle ... Sgt. Mooney
Don McLeod ... Irona / Evil Irona
Billy Burnette Billy Burnette ... Nigel
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After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish and made it come true. Now Richie finds himself in a parallel world where his only hope is to find professor Keenbean and the wishing machine so he can wish things back to normal. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)

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Color
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Trivia

This was Keene Curtis's final acting role before his death on October 13, 2002 at the age of 79. See more »

Goofs

During the bank scene, Richie hops over a divider, knocking a statue down. In the next scene when the officers follow, the statue is back up. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Mooney: I would never work for someone who would cancel Christmas!
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Alternate Versions

The 1998 UK video release was cut by 4 seconds by the BBFC to remove the sight of a boy smashing a vehicle door into a pursuing guard. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Back to the Future Part II (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
Performed by Cash Cow
Written by Kussa Mohchi & Shuki Levy
Published by Eifoata Music
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Spoiled brat ruins Christmas for Richie
28 February 2002 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

After being sabotaged on his yearly Christmas run to the orphans home, Richie Rich begins feeling sorry for himself and wishes he was never born. What happens is a total surprise to the boy and leads to situation much worse than the one he was so upset over. Some of the acting was extremely bad as was much of the tale; so silly it was pretty much for kids only. The one truly bright spot was the beastly little Reggie Rich, a little snot I would take pleasure in permanently maiming.


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