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The Riches 

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A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.

Creator:

Dmitry Lipkin
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2008   2007  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Eddie Izzard ...  Wayne Malloy / ... 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Minnie Driver ...  Dahlia Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Shannon Woodward ...  Di Di Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Noel Fisher ...  Cael Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Aidan Mitchell ...  Sam Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Todd Stashwick ...  Dale Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Gregg Henry ...  Hugh Panetta 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Margo Martindale ...  Nina Burns 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Bruce French ...  Jim Burns 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Nichole Hiltz ...  Ginny Dannegan 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Deidrie Henry ...  Aubrey McDonald 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Teresa Huang ...  Kimmie 9 episodes, 2007-2008
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Storyline

Wayne and Dahlia Malloy spent their youth pulling cons with a traveling band of modern Irish travelers roaming about the US. Now years later, Wayne hits a spiritual and midlife crisis and begins to question their lifestyle just as his wife, newly sprung from prison, rejoins the family. They decide to finally settle down in suburbia where they battle to live a normal life while trying to escape their former friends. Written by C. Ambrose

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Another side of the American dream. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

FX Networks

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Low Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Marrero, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Maverick Films See more »
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(20 episodes)

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Color
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Trivia

The youngest boy, Sam, is a cross-dresser. In real life, series star and executive producer 'Eddie Izzard' is a transvestite. Sam's choice of clothing was decided by series creator Dmitry Lipkin before Eddie was a part of the show. See more »

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It is repeatedly stated that Doug Rich received his law degree from Princeton University. In reality, Princeton has not had a law school since 1852. See more »

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The Riches is the only thing that makes me excited for Mondays...
14 March 2007 | by thelawnwranglersSee all my reviews

I now have something to look forward to on the most dreaded day of the week. I love every single character on this show, I love every line, every look, every scene, EVERYTHING.

When I first watched The Riches I was a little confused. It was funny and touching but at the same time rather dark (much like Director Peter O'Fallon's first feature "Suicide Kings")  Upon further examination I have realized that it is this contrast that makes the show so incredible. Hollywood does an amazing job at painting the perfect portrait of "the American dream" while simultaneously ignoring its dark corners and stark realities. The Riches takes the shiny and manufactured concept of the American dream and strips it down to reveal the reckless and desperate nature of those aiming to achieve it. Though Wayne and Dahila Malloy initially seem like terrible parents, they are the perfect (albeit extreme) representation of American society's obsession with materialism and are, therefore, much like the rest of us. Though it is hard to picture yourself stealing the lives of a dead couple, I'll bet it is not as hard to picture yourself sacrificing everything for the well being of your children. I love this show because it forces me to think about my own borders and limitations. Right now there is no way I could carry on like the Malloy's but if push comes to shove, I could be singing another tune.

Long live The Riches!


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