March 4th, 1994



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Still of Nancy Travis in GreedyStill of Kirk Douglas, Michael J. Fox, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo, Jere Burns, Colleen Camp, Siobhan Fallon, Phil Hartman, Joyce Hyser and Mary Ellen Trainor in GreedyStill of Kirk Douglas in GreedyStill of Kirk Douglas in GreedyStill of Ed Begley Jr. and Mary Ellen Trainor in GreedyStill of Jonathan Lynn in Greedy

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...

Release Year: 1994

Rating: 5.9/10 (6,327 voted)

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis

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?

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel

Michael J. Fox - Daniel
Kirk Douglas - Uncle Joe
Nancy Travis - Robin
Olivia d'Abo - Molly Richardson
Phil Hartman - Frank
Ed Begley Jr. - Carl
Jere Burns - Glen
Colleen Camp - Patti
Bob Balaban - Ed
Joyce Hyser - Muriel
Mary Ellen Trainor - Nora
Siobhan Fallon - Tina
Kevin McCarthy - Bartlett
Khandi Alexander - Laura
Jonathan Lynn - Douglas

Taglines: Come and Get It!

Release Date: 4 March 1994

Filming Locations: Bradbury Building - 304 S. Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $4,805,115 (USA) (4 March 1994) (1 Screen)

Gross: $13,145,977 (USA)

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Did You Know?

The family name "McTeague" is also the name of the novel by 'Frank Norris' that Greed was based on.

Continuity: In the beginning of the movie Carl's younger son hits him with a toy sword on the left eyebrow. In the next scene, Carl is driving the car and he has a band aid on his right eyebrow.

Frank: What's the matter with you? Are you retarded?
Dennis: Not according to the tests.

User Review

"What do you think, does family come first?"


A wonderful, little known movie. I join the others here who wonder how this jewel slipped past recognition in theaters. I was amazed when I stumbled across it- I don't even recall how.

What a joy. I remain shocked that such a good film is so unknown. The timing, the dialogue, the hilarious writing... What distribution company dropped the ball on this one? The dinner table scene at the beginning is the best ensemble five minutes or so I have ever watched. It's like a brilliant verbal volleyball game, comments popped from one character to the next, no one letting the ball drop. This family deserves each other. I, like "Little Daniel" was rooting for "the Limey Chick."

The blending of actors is perfect. Michael J. Fox, being Michael J. Fox alone should have assured the movie's recognition...oh yeah, that's why I rented it. Phil Hartman- what a brilliant man- but enough of that. He was unique and perfect as the spearhead of the obnoxious clan.

This movie does not make the common mistake of relying on well known actors and letting the script fend for itself. The concept, writing, acting, and unusual twists are well crafted. Everyone did his job.

Except that distribution company. Does anybody have their address?


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