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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.

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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:

I was happy being a big fat slob, but for $10 million...I'll give up everything! 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
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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

Promotional title logos for the picture seen on film posters and promo materials formed the letter "S" out of a "$" symbol character in the movie's Easy Money (1983) name. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital scene, when Julio and his wife are on Dangerfield's side, Julio asks "now, can I call you dad?," the position of the wife's arm and Julio change between shots. See more »

Quotes

fat anthony's grand mother: [During the photo shoot of Anthony the fat little kid on the rocking horse] Did you ever see a face like that before?
Monty: No, if I did I'd remember it.
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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

Referenced in Malibu Country: Easy Money (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
by Mildred J. Hill (as M. Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as P. Hill)
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User Reviews

The best Rodney Dangerfield movie. Really.
2 June 1999 | by Doctor_BombaySee all my reviews

Not a single classless cliché has been omitted from this all-time comedy classic. From the lime-green and lavender wedding gowns and the magic fingers bed assist, to the all timer, the "Regular Guy Look", Easy Money just keeps coming at you with one hilarious situation, another memorable line after another.

Joe Pesci brings just as much to the table as Rodney here alternately feeding, then stealing the yucks. And Jeffrey Jones plays the perfect foil-the genesis of his famous Dean Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Add Taylor Negron and Tom Noonan, not to mention Jennifer Jason Leigh and you have some serious talent working hard for the money.

And they're so good, they make it look easy.


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