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The Riches 

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A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.

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Dmitry Lipkin
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Series cast summary:
Eddie Izzard ...  Wayne Malloy / ... 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Minnie Driver ...  Dahlia Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Shannon Woodward ...  Di Di Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Noel Fisher ...  Cael Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Aidan Mitchell ...  Sam Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Todd Stashwick ...  Dale Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Gregg Henry ...  Hugh Panetta 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Margo Martindale ...  Nina Burns 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Bruce French ...  Jim Burns 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Nichole Hiltz ...  Ginny Dannegan 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Deidrie Henry ...  Aubrey McDonald 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Teresa Huang ...  Kimmie 9 episodes, 2007-2008
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Storyline

Wayne and Dahlia Malloy spent their youth pulling cons with a traveling band of modern Irish travelers roaming about the US. Now years later, Wayne hits a spiritual and midlife crisis and begins to question their lifestyle just as his wife, newly sprung from prison, rejoins the family. They decide to finally settle down in suburbia where they battle to live a normal life while trying to escape their former friends. Written by C. Ambrose

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It's a wonderful lie. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Low Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Marrero, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Maverick Films See more »
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(20 episodes)

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Trivia

The youngest boy, Sam, is a cross-dresser. In real life, series star and executive producer 'Eddie Izzard' is a transvestite. Sam's choice of clothing was decided by series creator Dmitry Lipkin before Eddie was a part of the show. See more »

Goofs

Set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the series clearly shows mountains in the background in several episodes. There are no mountains anywhere near Baton Rouge. The nearest "mountain" in the entire state can be found hundreds of miles away in the northern part of the state, near Shreveport. See more »

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Does not disappoint, one bit.
12 March 2007 | by airelosseSee all my reviews

Sure, it was only the pilot I saw, but I had very high hopes coming in, being a big, big fan of Eddie Izzard's. I was just worried that for a drama/comedy with what appears to be an actual storyline (unlike many serials, such as the CSI's or Law and Order's - not that there's anything wrong with that), a stand up comic was a rather strange choice for the lead character. But Izzard plays his role straight, not slapstick, and very well. Between him and Driver, definitely seems to be a good foundation (and at least most of the time, they did a good enough job of dropping their accents and picking up the southern one). The kids were good enough, which is really all I needed out of them for now. Not a distraction, added well to the ensemble.

Plot seemed dodgy when I read the synopsis. But it actually does make some sense, seems the writers are going to use one new thing going wrong per episode, such as their old family members possibly showing up. I just hope, that even though it just started, it stays fresh. But the outlook looks bright for the Riches.

10/10


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