(781)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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Roman85Reviewed 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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CindyReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
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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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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.
Dan BendfeldtReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
MJ Fox is awesome
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Awesome MJ Fox movie. Have to love him and his movies
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VinceReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2018
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Five Stars
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Phil Hartman at his best
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Candycane2kReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
HIGHlarious Movie!!!
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The storyline and the plot is genius. I’m a big Micheal J. Fox 🦊 fan and this movie delivered!
wolf patrick balmannoReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fun movie
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This is a great classic comedy with lots of funny lines, and a good story overall
ValentinaReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Definitely fun
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The actors are great. We watched this because we felt like seeing a comedy and were satisfied.
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