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Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998)

Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish (original title)
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After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born.

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John Murlowski

Writers:

Rob Kerchner (story), Jason Feffer (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Gallagher ... Richie Rich
Eugene Levy ... Professor Keenbean
Keene Curtis ... Cadbury
Jake Richardson ... Reggie Van Dough
Martin Mull ... Mr. Rich
Lesley Ann Warren ... Mrs. Rich
Richard Fancy ... Mr. Van Dough
Marla Maples ... Mrs. Van Dough
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Gloria
Blake Jeremy Collins ... Freckles
Austin Stout ... Pee Wee
Kathleen Freeman ... Miss Peabody
Richard Riehle ... Sgt. Mooney
Don McLeod ... Irona / Evil Irona
Billy Burnette Billy Burnette ... Nigel
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Storyline

After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish and made it come true. Now Richie finds himself in a parallel world where his only hope is to find professor Keenbean and the wishing machine so he can wish things back to normal. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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Taglines:

America's richest kid is back!

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This was Keene Curtis's final acting role before his death on October 13, 2002 at the age of 79. See more »

Goofs

When Richie gets into Keenbean's Wardrobe Warp, he has already taken off his snow bib. The next shot of the machine working shows him wearing the overalls again. See more »

Quotes

Richie Rich: Now I've done it. I've ruined Christmas for everyone in two lifetimes.
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Alternate Versions

After the movie was released on video in 1998,it was shown on Fox Family Television during the holiday season and is shown every holiday season on that network. The version on television features two scenes not on the home video version. They are:
  • Someone knocks at the door which Sgt. Mooney would put a hole in later. A maid opens the door and it is a package delivery man. She says "Oh,another one!" After she closes the door and puts the package down,Richie gets out of the box. Now we know how he got in,and we know what present it was that Reggie says he found torn open.
  • After Richie finds his parents at the orphanage,instead of going to outside the Rich Manor,we go inside where Mr and Mrs. Rich,Cadbury,Prof. Keenbeen and Mrs. Peabody from the orphanage are sitting by the fire. Richie come up and gives them each a present. Mr and Mrs. Van Dough appear with Reggie and
  • Reggie is forced to apologize to Richie for making the sleigh malfunction. Mrs. Van Dough says "Kids,you know. You never know what they'll do" Richie gives them presents as well and Prof. Keenbean tells everybody to listen. He can hear people singing outside. They all retreat outdoors. Then the scene from the video version starts outside.
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Connections

Spun-off from Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
Performed by Cash Cow
Written by Kussa Mohchi & Shuki Levy
Published by Eifoata Music
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A great Christmas spirit movie!
12 December 1998 | by Snowy84See all my reviews

I'm a sap for happy ending Christmas stories and this is definitely one of them!


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