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Milk Money (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 31 August 1994 (USA)
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A group of young boys befriend a prostitute named, V.

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Richard Benjamin

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John Mattson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... V
Ed Harris ... Tom
Michael Patrick Carter ... Frank
Malcolm McDowell ... Waltzer
Anne Heche ... Betty
Casey Siemaszko ... Cash
Philip Bosco ... Jerry the Pope
Brian Christopher Brian Christopher ... Kevin
Adam LaVorgna ... Brad
Kevin Scannell Kevin Scannell ... Mr. Clean
Jessica Wesson ... Stacey
Amanda Sharkey Amanda Sharkey ... Holly
Margaret Nagle ... Mrs. Fetch
Katie Powell ... Mrs. Clean (as Kati Powell)
Tom Coop Tom Coop ... Holly's Brother
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Storyline

Young Frank and his pals get an idea for the ultimate in excitement. They decide to pool their savings, bicycle to the nearby Big City, and hire some woman of the streets to strip for them. Things do not work out that simply, but they do meet V, a Hooker With A Heart Of Gold, who ends up giving them a ride home. Soon she is living in Frank's treehouse, unbeknownst to Frank's widowed father Tom, who thinks she is one of Frank's teachers. Soon, however, the evil Waltzer comes looking for V. Written by Reid Gagle

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Taglines:

You can't get enough of a good thing... But first you have to find it.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual themes and situations involving adolescents | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dugipénz See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,846,533, 5 September 1994

Gross USA:

$18,137,661

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,137,661
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Dolby | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In "Working Girl" (1988), filmed six years earlier, Harrison Ford packs Melanie Griffith's lunch as she heads off to her new job, hands her money and says "Milk money". See more »

Goofs

When Tom has a fight at the school dance, he punches the guy in the back, but the sound of the punch is delayed. See more »

Quotes

Frank Wheeler: My mother died before I was born.
V: I don't think that's possible.
Frank Wheeler: Okay she had me first and then she died right after.
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True Believer
Written and Performed by John Hiatt
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Somewhat contrived, but amusing in stretches
4 February 2000 | by millennia-2See all my reviews

Bad direction, a weak script and a career-low performance by Ed Harris sideline 'Milk Money', a movie which could've been excellent, but wasn't.

Onetime-respected-actor-now-reduced-to-B-movie-star Malcolm McDowell delivers a hilarious performance with help from Melanie Griffith and talented newcomer Michael Patrick Carter, but they alone do little to rescue the film.

The first half hour or so is perfectly on tune, then everything seems to change gears and 'Milk Money' is pushed from a comedy to a sappy drama with an awful dance sequence, and an ending that's even worse. To complicate matters even more, Harris is completely miscast, and future star Anne Heche is seriously underused.


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