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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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Oswald Hinge
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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:

$24,146,293, 22 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,131,793, 22 January 2018
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Trivia

Ridley Scott said that one interesting aspect of re-filming all of Kevin Spacey's scenes with Christopher Plummer is that Spacey played J. Paul Getty as a more explicitly cold and unfeeling character, while Plummer's take on the role showed both a warmer side to the billionaire and the same unflinching refusal to simply pay off his son's kidnappers. Scott also stated that Spacey or his representatives had not called him since the news about Spacey's history of sexual harassment came out, and added that he had no plans to ever release the footage with Spacey to any public viewing forum. See more »

Goofs

When the family of J Paul Getty II goes shopping in San Francisco in what is supposedly 1964 according to the captions leading up to the scene, there is a maroon first or second generation Mercury Cougar in the parking lot of the store. The earliest Mercury Cougars were released for model year 1967. Also (this is not a goof), one wonders how a family that is supposedly tight financially could have an eight year old Chevrolet Wagon in such straight and clean condition with no faded paint, dents or missing parts visible. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Sam Rockwell/Halsey (2018) See more »

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Wild Horses
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
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Greed
30 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

It's nearly impossible to separate what happened off screen with the final product of All the Money in the World. With that said, Ridley Scott pretty much couldn't have done a better job at making a seamless transition from Kevin Spacey to Christopher Plummer in the role of J. Paul Getty. Inevitably that will be the one thing people always remember about this film, but in the end, the film succeeds elsewhere as a thriller based around the kidnapping of Getty's grandson in Rome in 1973.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the film is its non-stop pacing. Whether or not all of the bells and whistles of this story were true, Scott is determined to keep you on the edge of your seat with suspense, even if you ultimately know where the story ends up. And luckily, this story is perfect for a cinematic experience. The true events are unfortunately tragic for many involved, but in the end it's the character of J. Paul Getty that makes for a truly riveting character to watch. Not willing to budge to pay a single dime for his grandson's ransom is beyond frugal, and the fact that the events didn't play out in an even worse manor is a miracle.

Getty's pushback (or lack thereof) makes for a great back and forth with his daughter in law, Gail Harris (played by Michelle Williams). Williams is brilliant in everything, and she once again kills it as the desperate but under control mother of a kidnapped son. She will likely be overshadowed by Plummer come award shows, but Williams' talent will never go unnoticed from me.

Ultimately, All the Money in the World is a fascinating tale of greed, frugality, power, and the differences in people's approach in high stress situations. From great performances to an impressive and important feat from Scott's last minute direction, I quite appreciated All the Money in the World.

7.9/10


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