6.31 h 53 min1994PG-13
Michael J. Fox and Kirk Douglas star in this wickedly funny comedy of heirs about a family who come together to stake their claims in their wealthy uncle's will... only he's not dead yet!
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Michael J. FoxKirk DouglasNancy Travis
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Olivia D'AboPhil HartmanEd Begley, Jr.Jere BurnsColleen CampKirsten Dunst
Brian Grazer
Universal Pictures
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

913 global ratings

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Roman85 (My sweet Lysette) :)Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
The downside to being rich!!
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How far would you go to see how far your relatives would go if you were rich & they thought you were dying??....this is the basic plot to this film & it is so funny because all of us have relatives like these, most of us probably have at least one rich relative that everyone is jealous of or can't wait to die, Kirk Douglas is a hoot as Uncle Joe who it seems takes delight in watching his relatives not only suck up to him, but also try to one up each other to win his favor, the late Phil Hartman is a blast as the worst of the bunch who along with the rest gets quite upset when Uncle Joe introduces his new live-in younger girlfriend, Olivia D'Abo (Conan The Destroyer) who is eye candy no doubt, thinking that she might get the inheritance, they bring Danny (Michael J. Fox) into their twisted scheme, it seems that Danny has his own life with his girlfried (Nancy Travis) & doesn't really want to be a part of this scheme, but him & Uncle Joe have always been close & he too begins to get tempted by sudden wealth, suddenly it becomes a battle of will as everyone gets greedy with Uncle Joe just watching & wondering who really cares about him, Abo & Fox's verbal confrontation is funny & Hartman never lets up as the instigator of the bunch, him threatning Abo that people have accidents is funny because you know he is nutty enough to do it, or his & Fox's fight toward the end, I think we all know someone like Hartman's character, Hartman takes this character & just has a field day here & the surprising twist at the very end is funny but manipulating, I think the reason this one didn't do better was beacuse too many people might have been reminded of themselves, the things people will do for an inheritance is quite too real & this one is one good cautionary tale about the joys & pains that wealth can bring to anyone who is rich.
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GLENJENNAReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
An Absolute Must Watch!!
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This movie is hilarious with some excellent people in it including the great Kirk Douglas, Michael J. Fox, and Phil Hartman. It is ridiculously funny but also has a point. Demonstrates how far greed can take people and is so valid in our society. You have to see this.
CindyReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Movie Greedy
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I love the movie but my eye sight is not good. I do not like the widescreen very much. It seems to make the movie smaller. I do have a large screen but that doesn't seem to help. thank you
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cbubniakReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
I simply love this stupid movie
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I simply love this stupid movie. Everyone plays their flat characters flawlessly. Its a simple movie with a simple premise. Redemption or reciprocity is possible, if you are willing to let go. As a composition, this movie is fun to watch because the actors stuck to the director's vision and were willing to play their limiting parts, almost effortlessly. Phil Hartman is hysterical as are all the other cousins, who are willing to go to any lengths to get their hands on Uncle Joe's money.
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BrendaReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie, oldie but goodie!
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Great movie, always a fan of Michael J Fox
Stephen J. SmithReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie!
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Lots of funny lines and scenes... surprise twist at the end.
KimboReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Didn't laugh once
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I quit watching about 45 mins in....not funny at all. I love Michael J. Fox but this was a bad movie of charm, no comedy.
BrianReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
One Really Slimy Family
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Although it is not a great comedy, the laughs however, were very funny
Phil Hartman excelled at playing obnoxious characters.
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