Easy Money (1983)




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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.
R (adult situations/language)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Vestron Video

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Rodney Dangerfield
as Monty Capuletti
Joe Pesci
as Nicky Cerone
Geraldine Fitzgerald
as Mrs. Monahan
Tom Noonan
as Paddy
Val Avery
as Louie the Bartender
Lili Haydn
as Belinda Capuletti
Jeffrey Jones
as Clive Barlow
Tom Ewell
as Scrappleton
Jennifer Jason Leigh
as Allison Capuletti
Jeffrey Altman
as Bill Jones
David Vasquez
as Hector
Kimberly McArthur
as Ginger Jones
Frank Simpson
as Fr. McIntyre
Arch Johnson
as Vendor at Armory
Erik van Valkenburg
as Assistant to Clive
Dennis Blair
as Fashion Critic/Old Dying Man
Steve Szucs
as Barfly
Mary Pat Gleason
as Party Mother
Angela Pietropinto
as Party Mother
Carmen Bonifant
as Julio's Mother
Pedro O'Campo
as Julio's Father
Taylor Reed
as Fat Guy
Peter Laurelli
as Fat Anthony
Fiddle Viracola
as Fat Anthony's Mother
John Scoletti
as Fat Anthony's Father
Filomena Spagnuolo
as Fat Anthony's Grandmother
Peter D'Arcy
as Bartender at Wedding
Polli Magaro
as Woman in Wedding
Rafael Santa Cruz
as Man in Wedding
Alfred De La Fuente
as Old Man Singer at Armory
Harsh Nayyar
as Dr. Vindaloo
Sid Raymond
as Bet Taker
Milton Seaman
as Boardroom Lawyer
Jeff Gillen
as Bettor
Eric Van Valkenburg
as Assistant to Clive Barlow
Richard Van Valkenburg
as Assistant to Clive Barlow
John Delph
as Monahan's Clerk
Walt Gorney
as Monahan's Security Guard
Jessica James
as Saleslady
Mary Wilshire
as Sketch Artist
Gregor Roy
as Boardroom Security Guard
Milton Seamon
as Boardroom Lawyer
Wade Barnes
as Boardroom Lawyer
Richard Dow
as Conrad Donaldson
Margot Avery
as Critic
Wiliam J. Daprato
as Tailor in Boardroom
Lawrence R. Leritz
as Tailor's Assistant
Gwendolyn Shepherd
as Nurse in Hospital
Joni Fritz
as Nurse in Hospital
Bill Hindman
as Butler on Yacht
Robin Paradise
as Servant on Yacht
Sandra Beall
as Maid of Honor
Paul Herman
as Bar Owner
Eric H. Shonz
as Critic
Alan Gordon
as Critic
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Critic Reviews for Easy Money

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | July 12, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

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Creative Loafing

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Full Review… | May 22, 2013
Empire Magazine

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
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
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
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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