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Plot: Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as stupid as his family thinks he is. He can see that his family is only nice to him because they want his money. Along comes Daniel McTeague, a struggling bowler, imported from another city by his family, to put an end to this ridiculous situation. The fight won't be easy, though, because the poor family has a little bit of competition - A beautiful nurse who takes care of Uncle Joe (and no doubt would love to take care of his bank account). Who gets all the money? Runtime: 113 mins Release Date: 03 Mar 1994
Saw it before, and watched it again last night, even though I normally don't watch films twice. Period.I think this is a brilliant film.The humour in it is great, even though I knew what was coming. I mean: the fact that I remembered some of the lines from watching it a couple of years ago, while I can't remember what I had for dinner yesterday, speaks for itself. In my book anyway. :- Regardless of the comments, by others or myself, this film deserves a chance, so if you've never seen it I heartily recommend watching it. I'm pretty sure you'll love it.
Plot Summary (by fattie-the-hippo)
Kirk Douglas,Michael J Fox and Nancy Travis star in this hilarious movie. Joe Mc Teague Douglas is an old man with a big supply of cash.His nieces and nephews have each followed a way to convince him he should hand the money to them. Along comes Danny Fox and his girlfriend,Robin Travis who Joe thinks should have the money.However,Joe's "nurse" Molly, played by Olivia D'Abo has her own plans! Everyone has their own plans to capture Joe's money.But he has his own plans and he's not gonna let it go easy! Look out for Colleen Camp as Patti.Memorable scenes <more>
include the scene at dinner where all the family secrets are uncovered.A Memorable Quote: Carl Joe's nephew has commented to fellow sibling Patti,how he had the decency to be early to Uncle Joe's weekend party PATTI:Well,at least we had the decency not to put Frank's sperm in a machine to separate the X's from the Y's!There is a line below which we will not go! to her girls -Joelene,Joette-come along.
Why can't they make comedies like this anymore! (by buddyboy28)
Greedy tells the simple story of a family who desperately crave their Uncle's Kirk Douglas massive fortune.From that simple premise,the script writers and the actors deliver one of the funniest comedies I've ever seen.The Mcteague family,which includes the late Phil Hartman,Ed Begley'JR and Bob Balaban,are one of the most believable families ever committed to celluloid.Let's face it a lot of us hate our families.We hate having family get together's,we sometimes get jealous of each other and try to outdo each other,well that's the kind of family we're talking <more>
about.The scenes where the relatives trade insults with each other are hysterical.Michael J.Fox plays another nephew of Joe and gives a typically naturally funny performance.He and Douglas don't share the screen until about half an hour into it,but when they do get together,their sparky banter is consistently funny.I wish they would make more comedies like this nowadays.Most mainstream comedies now seem to be filled with stupid,over the top characters with beyond ridiculous situations.Most of the comedy in this is in the dialogue,although there are some hilarious physical moments but they're never stupid,just laugh out loud funny.The premise is slightly believable because I believe that we all have what it takes to become very greedy individuals,even if we might not like to admit it.Hell,we might not even notice it.Greedy easily ranks as one of my favourite comedies and is a laugh riot from start to finish.And has their ever been a sexier woman on screen than Olivia D,Abo in this movie?
Greedy is a film you may have passed on Showtime, or glanced at in the TV Guide and thought, "never heard of it". To be honest, I can't recall its stint in the theaters either. However, on the recommendation of my father, I gave it a chance.The interaction between all of the characters is terrific. Phil Hartman gives comic brilliance, mixed with wit and sarcasm in his usual way. This movie has a lot of laugh out loud moments for people who are into clever comedy with a slightly twisted mind. It is cemented in my comedy top 5 with Stripes, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Ferris <more>
Buellers Day Off, and Ridgemont. Highly recommended! 9/10
I was forced to watch this movie with a friend. I have never heard of it until then. I found out that Micheal J. Fox was in it so I decided to watch it. It started out very different and then I was shocked to see how the family memebers were treating each other. This movie was a comedy, but a drama as well and I loved it. The humor was different, but funny all the same. I really, really liked this film and this is a deffinate purchase.
The best bowling film made (by [email protected])
Simply a great movie. Michael J. Fox trained with one of the greats, Johnny Petraglia for months in preparation for this movie. Fox went from a hack casual bowler to a respectable 175 average. Not good enough to actually throw the shots he was supposed to throw in the movie, though. The makers of Kingpin and Big Lebowski should have seen this one before making a mockery of the game. Any bowling lover should not miss this one.
Greed has never been funnier. (by col547)
I absolutely love this film.It's one of Michael J.Fox's best and very much underrated.It definitely deserves a bigger audience. This tanked at the box office in 1994,but I'm clueless as to why.I can only assume that their were so many great films that came out in the mid 90's that this little gem went under the radar.After a slow opening with Jimmy Durante performing a number it's explained later ,the film gets down to business by introducing one of the most dysfunctional families in film history.The Macteague's. Greedy,backstabbing and ruthless in their pursuit of <more>
their Uncle Joe Kirk Douglas' fortune. Fox has top billing on the credits, but this is more than just a typical movie vehicle for the likable actor,it's a great ensemble comedy that also sees Phil Hartman, Ed Begley ,jr and Olivia D,Abo filling out the cast.Directed by Jonathan Lynn who also appears as the butler ,the film moves along at a leisurely pace,but it's all the better for it.It gives all of the characters time to be properly introduced and to set the dark comic tone of the story.There aren't many likable characters in this, which is refreshing,but thanks to the performances you can't help but like them.Even the usually squeaky clean Fox seems to be enjoying himself in a mildly disreputable role. The sparky banter between the cast is a joy throughout.The scene with the family having breakfast with Uncle Joe,and the scene at the lawyer's office,in particular are comedy gold.Amidst the snappy dialogue and physical comedy,Douglas' mischievous antics keep the surprises coming right up until the final,sly twist in this highly enjoyable comedy.
Absolutely hilarious... Phil Hartman just about gave me a frigg'n heart attack! Rewatchability: High Blu-ray: Excellent A:9 V:10 (by lathe-of-heaven)
First off, let me just say that the Blu-ray looks bloody AMAZING for a film that is over 20 years old! Very impressive...I know that Comedy is HIGHLY subjective. What one person finds extremely funny, another person will be left completely cold. So, when rating or reviewing Comedies which I don't do very often a person HAS to realize this and try to decide if this is the KIND of Comedy that they would appreciate.Probably one good clue would be who is in the film. If you are already a fan of Michael J. Fox then you will probably like it. Although it isn't one of his more prominent <more>
performances, I find it interesting that this could be one the better MOVIES that he has been in not counting all you avid 'BACK TO THE FUTURE' fans of course : Seriously though, although I REALLY love some of his specific performances in other films more than this one, this movie was SO frigg'n entertaining OVERALL, that it was one of the better Comedies that I've seen in a while thus the somewhat unusual '8' rating that I gave it... I have never really been familiar with Phil Hartman's work, as I did not watch SNL during the years 8 apparently that he was on it. This is the first film I think that I've seen with him in it, and man let me tell you, the guy frigg'n KILLED it! Damn was he funny! Some of his lines were great, as was most of the dialog overall, which I feel GREATLY contributed to why this film was so good and so DAMN funny.It had a nice 'Heart' to it too. Especially considering the overall theme of Greed and how it can affect people. BUT... it wasn't overly sentimental or preachy about it at all. And, the surprising way that the story eventually develops gives it a nice sense of depth, much more so than you would expect from most superficial Comedies.The writing was brilliant, the acting is excellent, and the characters are really very funny. And, although it is COMPLETELY unnecessary for me to mention it, Olivia d'Abo was absolutely stunning, of course... Kirk Douglas did a great job; I have a TON of older Film Noir movies and such with him in them, some of them quite Classic. But, I don't think I've really appreciated what a good actor he can be and he did a wonderful job here. His face and eyes were extremely expressive and conveyed subtle changes of emotion and mood. Also, the director Jonathan Lynne did an awesome job playing Kirk Douglas' British butler. One thing that made this movie so enjoyable was a number of 'little' scenes with secondary characters. Like the director of the sports show where Olivia worked. He was really funny.So, I would say that if you like Comedies that have a strong story line and good quality writing and acting, and if you HAPPEN to like Michael J. Fox, and you are not looking specifically for either a low-brow Comedy or one with pitch Black humour that is typical in many modern Comedies today which DO have their place of course : and if your looking for a Comedy that is a little sharper and has a nice, good flow to it, then there is a decent chance that you might really enjoy this very clever and entertaining movie...
The stage curtains open ...With a family like this, who needs enemies? Very few films have made me laugh out loud as much as "Greedy" has. It is unabashedly "so wrong", that it is hilarious. And this is a movie that is already 25 years old. If they were to make this movie by today's standards, I can only imagine how bad it would get.The film starts out with millionaire tycoon, Uncle Joe McTeague Kirk Douglas , celebrating his birthday and having to endure the continued brown-nosing and overly attentive antics of his greedy relatives - who are all just hoping he will <more>
die already and leave to them his wealth. However, when it becomes obvious to them that he may leave his entire fortune to a new live-in "nurse", who he dotes on and who attends to his every need, they bring in their ringer - young, Danny McTeague Michael J. Fox , who Uncle Joe was always fond of. Situations develop and comedic carnage ensues in this movie that gives a new definition to throwing others "under the bus".This was one of those movies that supported a large cast that I was at first apprehensive in going to see when it first came out. It's been my experience that those types of films are more concerned with showcasing the different brands of humor or acting with everyone involved instead of just providing a good movie. "Greedy", though, is an exception to that rule. It was genuinely funny, well acted, and moves along at a good pace - keeping you involved and invested until the very end.This is a high recommend. It has become a favorite comedy film of mine over the years - one of Michael J. Fox's hidden gems if you can call it that and one not to be missed. Everyone involved with the movie was solid and contributed their part well. Time well spent that will have you smiling and laughing from beginning to end.