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All the Money in the World (2017)

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The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

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Cinquanta
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Oswald Hinge
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John Paul Getty III (Age 7)
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John Paul Getty II
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Mammoliti
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Giovanni Iacovoni
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Il Tamia 'Chipmunk'
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Corvo (as Andrea Piedimonte)
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Piccolino
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Kidnap Van Driver
Adele Tirante ...
Prostitute Maria
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Storyline

Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is the richest man in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he's notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson's abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune. All the Money in the World (2017) follows Gail, (Michelle Williams), Paul's devoted, strong-willed mother, who unlike Getty, has consistently chosen her children over his fortune. Her son's life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son's mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Written by Sony Pictures

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J. Paul Getty had a fortune. Everyone else paid the price.


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Rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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25 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Todo el dinero del mundo  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,584,684, 31 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,310,867, 15 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,010,867, 15 January 2018
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Trivia

The film was originally going to have its premiere at the AFI Fest, but Sony withdrew the film following a series of sexual assault allegations made against Kevin Spacey. See more »

Goofs

When the Getty family arrives in Rome, the Cadillac Fleetwood in which they are traveling clearly displays antique California license plates when they arrive at their hotel. See more »

Quotes

J. Paul Getty: They say you never really know someone until you have divorced them.
Fletcher Chase: Chase: I wish I knew that three marriages ago.
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 9 November 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild Horses
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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"If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars"
26 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) was the richest man in the world when his grandson (Charlie Plummer) was kidnapped in 1973. He refused to pay a dime of the $17 million dollar, saying he couldn't afford it and it would set a bad precedent. The boy's mother (Michelle Williams) is left with only the aid of the Italian police and a former CIA operative who works for Getty (Mark Wahlberg) to help recover her son.

The film unfolds in a tense drama that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Michelle Williams is fantastic as a desperate mother willing to do anything to save her child, but having to fight Getty just as much as the kidnappers. Wahlberg is also surprisingly good as the former CIA man that is really a negotiator, not a super spy. The real star is Christopher Plummer's Getty. He is outstanding as an old frail man who built an empire through ruthless negotiations and frugality and refuses to deviate from that even to save his own grandson. His misguided priorities are perfectly displayed by him claiming to not be able to afford the ransom and then spending millions on a new painting. Plummer's performance is all the more impressive considering he stepped in at the last minute and shot all of his scenes in just 8 days.

Ridley Scott blends the experiences of the hostage Paul Getty with the worry of his mother and the indifference of his grandfather beautifully. There is very little wasted movement and my biggest complaints are just the occasionally confusing decisions by some characters, but those decisions are all the ones made by real people at the time, so I can hardly fault Scott.


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