Danny has not been around his Uncle or the rest of his family because of their unrelenting amount of greed his family shares. But when his family ask him to come along and help keep the money within the family he reluctantly agrees, but his intentions are noble right?
Nancy Travis chimes in as Danny's girlfriend Robin, a TV sports editor, who plays somewhat like Danny's conscience throughout the film. She plays the role with class and is really beautiful in it. Travis has always been a great actress and its a shame she hasn't really stepped up to main star status, she mostly has served as co-star or supporting star.
We also get the late Phil Hartman as one of the cousins, who really makes no bones about how much he wants the money and how he'll do anything to ensure this. Hartman is most famous for his comedic roles, but here we see him play this role in a serious matter, regardless of a couple of laughable moments.
Kirk Douglas plays Uncle Joe, the crippled rich owner of a scrap yard, who begins to manipulate those around him for the sheer pleasure of it all. As the film progresses you begin to feel for the man, as he is surrounded by leaches, but you also realize the way he treats those around him has lent himself to that cruelty.
Olivia d'Abo I must note as she walks into the picture tuning heads. While most remember her from her days as the older sister on The Wonder Years, I remember mostly from Conan the Destroyer and this film. She does an amazing job here and never seems to miss a step.
The rest of the film has some cliched moments, we get the typical Michael J. Fox comedy routines seen in other films of the same kind, but it still works. Its a shame that Michael J. Fox is no longer acting, he may have a bigger career than what he does have.
3 out of 5 stars.