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Easy Money (1983)

R | | Comedy | 19 August 1983 (USA)
To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.

Director:

James Signorelli

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Monty Capuletti
Joe Pesci ... Nicky Cerone
Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Mrs. Monahan
Candice Azzara ... Rose Capuletti (as Candy Azzara)
Val Avery ... Louie the Bartender
Tom Noonan ... Paddy
Taylor Negron ... Julio
Lili Haydn ... Belinda Capuletti
Jeffrey Jones ... Clive Barlow
Tom Ewell ... Scrappleton
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Allison Capuletti
Jeff Altman ... Bill Jones (as Jeffrey Altman)
David Vasquez David Vasquez ... Hector
Kimberly McArthur Kimberly McArthur ... Ginger Jones
Frank Simpson Frank Simpson ... Father McIntyre
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Storyline

Monty Capuletti could receive 10 million dollars as an inheritance from his late mother-in-law's estate. Her will states he must first curb his vices for a year, which include smoking, drinking and gambling to name a few. Written by Richard W.

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Taglines:

We're taking all the fun out of life - and putting it into a movie! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Herança da Sogra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,844,974, 21 August 1983

Gross USA:

$29,309,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,309,766
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Easy Money Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This put a stop to Vacation (1983) three-week run at the top of the US box office. See more »

Goofs

In the horse racing scene, in the beginning, the name shows Dover Downs, but when the horse winds up losing, it is Hoover Downs. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Monahan: You pollute the air with your smoking. You reek of liquor and god knows what else. You're an ecological menace!
Monty: Yeah, well you were the inspiration for twin beds!
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of this movie known to exist. One is the original theatrical cut, which has made its way to video and DVD. The other, which has been seen on premium cable stations (HBO, Showtime), has an additional scene at a boxing fight with Monty, Nicky, and Paddy. After Monty tells the parents to "shut the fat little bastard up." We see an aerial view of a boxing ring with the sound of the national anthem. After the announcer sings the national anthem at the match, we see Monty passing peanuts, beer, and hot dogs around while looking at them in vain. As he watches the fight, he sees one of the fighters get knocked out and he sees himself as that fighter two times. Yelling "I got to get out of here!", Monty begins to leave, but things stop him. A vendor holding out a hot dog saying "Have a hot dog, son." He turns from them and sees his Mob pals beckoning him with girls and money. He then sees his next door neighbor offering him a joint with his girlfriend who pulls up her top. Finally, he sees Scrapleton with Mrs. Monahan dressed in a devil suit. He holds the deed for Monty's money. All of these people he sees are of his own imagination. As Nicky yells out "Where you going!", Monty exits the arena. We then see him sitting in front of the television. All TV versions of "Easy Money" also exclude this scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Easy Money' (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Teach Me Tonight
by Sammy Cahn and Gene de Paul
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User Reviews

 
One of Rodney's best
11 January 2002 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

It's not everyday where you get to watch a good comedy starring Joe Pesci. No one cares now, but when Rodney decides to join the big comedy club up in the sky above, Easy Money will be broadcast on every comedy network from Maine to San Diego. Second to only Caddy Shack, Easy Money is Rodney's best and most loved film roles as the guy who never gets any respect. A wonderful story with a wonderful arrangement of characters including Rodney and Pesci. Overall, Rodney makes the film come together with his comic genius.


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