Where the Money Is (2000)

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Critic Consensus: The acting in Where the Money Is is excellent. However, the movie feels like a made-for-TV movie that's plain and forgettable.

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An ailing criminal and his excitement-starved nurse decide to knock over a bank for fun and profit in this comic suspense story. Legendary bank robber Henry Manning (Paul Newman) pushes his luck too far and ends up in prison, where he suffers a massive stroke. He is transferred to a nursing home, in the care of Carol Ann McKay (Linda Fiorentino), a high school prom queen who married her boyfriend Wayne (Dermot Mulroney), the star of her school's football team, and whose glamour days are well behind her. After a few of her personal effects mysteriously disappear, Carol Ann starts to suspect that Henry isn't as sick as he seems, and she and Wayne are soon working with Henry to plan his last and greatest score. The title comes from the remark attributed to the outlaw Willie Sutton, who when asked why he robbed banks, replied, "Because that's where the money is."
Rating:
PG-13 (For some sexual content.)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Paul Newman
as Henry
Susan Barnes
as Mrs. Foster
Anne Pitoniak
as Mrs. Tetlow
Irma St. Paule
as Mrs. Galer
Dorothy Gordon
as Mrs. Norton
Rita Tuckett
as Mrs. Weiler
Diane Amos
as Kitty
Dawn Ford
as Cheryl (Wife No. 2)
Rod McLachlan
as Lloyd the Cop
T.J. Kenneally
as Farwell Welk
Roderick McLachlan
as Lloyd the Cop
Bill Corday
as Grounds Worker
Gordon McCall
as Handyman
Robert Brewster
as Guy No. 1
Eric Hoziel
as Guy No. 2
Richard Jutras
as Manager
Janine Theriault
as Girl No. 1
Frankie Faison
as security guard
Philip Preten
as Cop No. 2
Vlasta Vrana
as Jewelry Store Employee
Heather Hiscox
as TV Announcer
Michael Brockman
as FBI Agent
Emily Wachtel
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Where the Money Is

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (21)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
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February 14, 2001
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
ReelViews
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Audience Reviews for Where the Money Is

½

***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith
½

This is one of those movies that only works because the lead is who he is. Even here in his early 70's, Paul Newman's screen presence is as captivating and commanding as ever. This one will manage to leave a smile on your face.

Ben Ritchie
Ben Ritchie
½

You would think this film was made for TV. I don't know maybe it is, but the film is very amateurish looking and squanders it's cast.

Anthony Stevenson
Anthony Stevenson

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