Other People's Money

Other People's Money

Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller
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Other People's Money 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Harlem1 More than 1 year ago
Great for teaching classes about accounting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Takes basic economics out of the textbook and puts it on the screen with great acting, interesting plot, and romantic interest. I recommend the film for those people who want to understand more about the challenges faced by small business. The film is both funny and sad--a great combo. I just wished the main characters hadn't smoked as much.
PaJoe More than 1 year ago
Other People's Money is a morality play. Danny DeVito is superb as a Wall Street corporate raider who loves money. Gregory Peck is excellent as the CEO of a New England family owned and managed company who cares about his employees and community. DeVito, despite being a caricature of greed and outright vulgar at times is still likable and funny. The difference between the financial world of paper, computer entries and money and the real economic world that most people live in is sharply expressed. The speeches by Peck and DeVito at the shareholder's meeting are, at times, moving and raise questions not only about what makes America great, but also about human nature. Supporting characters are also excellent. Unless you are intolerant of profanity or Wall Street, you can't go wrong with this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Other People's Money is a good "feel good" and yet hilarious movie about a Wall St. corporate raider played by Danny Devito who sets his target on a debt free, nearly century old company whose balance sheets are whistle clean. However, the fictitious company, New England Wire & Cable has a few gatekeepers that are prepared to give this capitalist a run for his money. The head gatekeeper, "Jorgy" played by legendary screen star Gregory Peck delivers a sensational performance as its chairman and major shareholder. This clash of the titans sets the stage for a battle, full of comedy I might add, between New England Wire's champion, played by Penelope Ann Miller, as the rival attorney who challenges Devito's character at his game. Weapons of choice- a concoction of wit, connivery, wheedling, deception, charm, and what else, seduction. The movie is a good primer on the nomenclatures of hostile takeovers and corporate dealings. You learn various buzz words like 13-Ds, green mail, and stock buybacks. You also get to witness a good ol' fashion throw back proxy fight at a shareholder's meeting. Your time invested will be amusingly rewarded.