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Money for Nothing (1993)

Money for Nothing (1993)

Money for Nothing





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Adapted from a true story, dockworker Joey Coyle (John Cusack) finds over $1 million, which fell from an armored car. Instead of returning the money, he embarks on a spending spree unchecked by the wishes of his friend (Michael Rapaport) and hires a crime ring to launder the money. The detective assigned to the case (Michael Madsen) follows his increasingly distinct tracks.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Carol Sobieski, Tom Musca, Ramón Menéndez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2003
Buena Vista


John Cusack
as Joey Coyle
Debi Mazar
as Monica Russo
Michael Madsen
as Det. Laurenzi
Benicio Del Toro
as Dino Palladino
Michael Rapaport
as Kenny Kozlowski
Maury Chaykin
as Vincente Goldoni
James Gandolfini
as Billy Coyle
Elizabeth Bracco
as Eleanor Coyle
Ashleigh Dejon
as Katie Coyle
Currie Graham
as Dunleavy
Benji Schulman
as Tough Kid
Sam Coppola
as Bartender Lindey
Jeanne McCarthy
as Red-Headed Waitress
Don Brockett
as Beer Belly
Nicholas Giordano
as Male Detective
Victoria Thomas
as Female Detective
Alice Drummond
as Mrs. Breen
Lonzo Green
as Homeless Man
Lenora Nemetz
as Middle Aged Woman
Bernie Canepari
as Mr. Kozlowski
Iva Jean Saraceni
as Mrs. Kozlowski
Harish Saluja
as Newstand Vendor
Monty Cox
as Frogman
Elizabeth Zajko
as Female Bartender
Robert Bella
as Junior Bookie
Joey Coyle
as Hired Dockworker
Bingo O'Malley
as Older Man
Bill Dalzell III
as Male Traveler
Barbara Russell
as Female Traveler
Kate Young
as Neighbor
Harish Saluja
as Newstand Vendor
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Critic Reviews for Money for Nothing

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Cusack saves the fairly pedestrian material.

July 25, 2002

August 17, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Internet Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Money for Nothing


Cusack is one of my favorite actors. This film is worth watching for him alone, but is not great despite a fine cast.


Based on a true story that actually happened in South Philly, my home town, & not to far from me. This guy, the real Joey Coyle, passed away a few years ago. Seriously, although he was in it for himself, & although he wasn't to bright, ...he did go to the mob to launder the money, it's not like he didn't spread the money around a little & that got him the hero worship for being a Robin Hood-like character.

This movie also shows us something that perhaps we don't want to admit to, but it is real and it is within us. Tho there are many ppl who wouldn't admit it & who would even take offense to the notion... that many of us would do EXACTLY as he did & that's a fact!!

I really enjoyed this older John Cusack movie. It had a very predictable store line, but was still very entertaining seeing young John Cusack and many other actors and actresses in some of there earlier roles. Love Benicio Del Toro he played a great role.

Dr. Gonzo
Bryon Gaudreau

Money for Nothing Quotes

Joey Coyle: I'd do it again.
– Submitted by Kelly L (3 years ago)

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