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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. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish ... See full summary »


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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


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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Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

3 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)


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Did You Know?


David Gallegher and Jake Richardson also appeared in an episode of 7th Heaven David Gallegher as Simon Camden and Jake Richardson as Johnny (Dina's ex boyfriend ) See more »


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 »


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

The 1998 UK video release was cut by 4 seconds by the BBFC to remove the sight of a boy smashing a vehicle door into a pursuing guard. See more »


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The Vidiot Reviews...
7 November 2012 | by capone666See all my reviews

Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish

You would think that being bitten by a radioactive $100 bill would be the basis of an affluent comic book character.

However, the only power the world's richest kid in this family-comedy possesses is that of financial persuasion.

After his envious cousin Reggie Van Dough (Jake Richardson) sabotages Richie Rich (David Gallagher) and his butler Cadbury's (Keene Curtis) sleigh, and slanders him around town, Richie uses a wish machine - cooked up by one of his scientists - to wish he'd never been born.

Trapped in a world where Reggie is now the richest and meanest kid in the world, Richie races to obtain the dinosaur fossil that will fuel this alternate realities disengaged wishing machine.

With a story that borrows heavily from superior seasonal fare and a cast of no names replacing the noteworthy originals, Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish is bankrupt.

As for my Christmas wish: no Christmas until December 1. (Red Light)


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