Easy Money (1983)




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Movie Info

The king of excessive behavior (Rodney Dangerfield) is working as a baby photographer when he finds that his mother-in-law's fortune is his--if only he stops drinking, smoking and gambling, while trimming down to under 200 lbs.

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rodney Dangerfield, Michael Endler, Carl Gottlieb, P.J. O'Rourke, Dennis Blair
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 5, 2000
Vestron Video


as Monty Capuletti

as Nicky Cerone

as Mrs. Monahan

as Paddy

as Louie the Bartender

as Belinda Capuletti

as Clive Barlow

as Scrappleton

as Allison Capuletti

as Bill Jones

as Ginger Jones

as Fr. McIntyre

as Vendor at Armory

as Fashion Critic/Old D...

as Assistant to Clive

as Party Mother

as Party Mother

as Julio's Mother

as Julio's Father

as Fat Guy

as Fat Anthony

as Fat Anthony's Mother

as Fat Anthony's Father

as Fat Anthony's Grandm...

as Bartender at Wedding

as Old Man Singer at Ar...

as Woman in Wedding

as Man in Wedding

as Old Man Singer at Ar...

as Dr. Vindaloo

as Bet Taker

as Boardroom Lawyer

as Assistant to Clive B...

as Assistant to Clive B...

as Monahan's Clerk

as Monahan's Security G...

as Saleslady

as Sketch Artist

as Boardroom Security G...

as Boardroom Lawyer

as Boardroom Lawyer

as Conrad Donaldson

as Tailor in Boardroom

as Tailor's Assistant

as Nurse in Hospital

as Nurse in Hospital

as Butler on Yacht

as Servant on Yacht

as Maid of Honor

as Bar Owner
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Critic Reviews for Easy Money

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | July 13, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 17, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

While it's ultimately a hit-and-miss affair, it boasts enough clever bits (particularly during the first half) to make it worthwhile.

Full Review… | September 12, 2015
Creative Loafing

it's Dangerfield's emergence as a certified movie star that makes this movie worth investigating

Full Review… | July 22, 2009

Audience Reviews for Easy Money


Rodney Dangerfield hit his stride with Caddyshack and cruised into this movie about a slovenly, drunken gambler of a baby photographer that married the heiress of a $10 million fortune, the only provision being that Rodney has to clean up his act in one year. Hilarity ensues.

Watching this film after all these years I've realized that it isn't the greatest, kind of like D.C. Cab and a few others I could mention. The whole joke gets so worn out by the last half hour you're actually excited when he gets shot in the ass. It's still an ok piece of nostalgia, but it doesn't hold up to Caddyshack or Back to School. It's one of those blah movies that you re-visit once a decade and leave it lingering in the back of your mind until the next time you stumble upon it. See you in the 2020's.

Chris Garman

Super Reviewer


A charming family comedy with the hilarious Dangerfield as the lead. Towards the end it gets predictable, but overall it's very enjoyable.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

The first part of the film wasn?t quite as easy to get into as the second, by which point the characters were established and became a little more comical, Rodney Dangerfield was prettyfunny and the situation reminded me a little of Brewster?s Millions.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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