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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.

Director:

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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Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye, Here comes RODNEY!! [Australia Theatrical] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The amount of money that the Capuletti family, headed by Monty (Rodney Dangerfield, stood to inherit from his mother-in-law, was an inheritance worth ten million dollars. 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

Nicky: [Belinda Capuletti playing violin] What is that? Mozart?
Belinda Capuletti: Scales.
Nicky: Never heard of him.
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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 Lost in America (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

So Near...Yet So Far
Adapted from Franz Liszt's "Liebestraum"
Arranged by G.H. Lapides
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Ya gotta love Rodney
4 November 2002 | by CalTempe@aol.comSee all my reviews

One of my favorite movie lines is, "Can I call you dad?"

Caddyshack was described as "slob humor," and this exercise in vulgarity is a double-guilty pleasure.

There are excellent gags-- Rodney flying into the Christmas tree, Rodney flipping channels past The Lost Weekend-- and good supporting performances. Joe Pesci clipping his underarm hair says it all.

And, underneath all of the roughneck recklessness, there's a pretty well written movie.

Thanks, Rodney.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Easy Money See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,844,974, 21 August 1983

Gross USA:

$29,309,766

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,309,766
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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