- Richie Rich (film)
name = Richie Rich
caption = Theatrical release poster
imdb_id = 0110989
Neil Tolkin, Tom S. Parker
Macaulay Culkin Edward Herrmann Michael McShane Claudia Schiffer Christine Ebersole Jonathan Hyde John Larroquette
December 21,1994 | (USA) runtime = 95 min.
language = English
followed_by = "
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish"
"Richie Rich" (sometimes stylized Ri¢hie Ri¢h) is a 1994 live-action
film adaptationof the Harvey Comics comic bookcharacter Richie Rich. Directed by Donald Petrie, the film stars Macaulay Culkinas the title character (this would be his final movie as a "child actor"). Edward Herrmann, Michael McShane, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Hyde, and John Larroquetteserve in supporting roles, while Claudia Schifferand Ben Steinappear in cameo roles. Culkin's younger brother Rory Culkin played the part of little Richie.
1998, it was followed by a direct-to-videosequel, " Richie Rich's Christmas Wish".
While in theaters, the film was shown with a
Wile E. Coyote and Road Runnercartoon called Chariots of Fur.
Richie Rich is the world's wealthiest kid, a billionaire, getting $100,000 a week and has anything
moneycan buy, except friends (except his loyal butler Cadbury). But he thinks he might get his chance when he encounters a group of sandlot kids playing baseball. By being himself, he manages to win their friendship and loyalty.Meanwhile, evil businessman Lawrence Van Dough is conspiring to dispose of Richie and his family in order to break into the fabled Rich family vault. Now, it's up to Richie, Cadbury, the loyal about the Rich staff and Richie's friends to stop Van Dough and save his parents.
Van Dough eventually brings the Rich family, at gunpoint, into the mountainous vault that holds all their valuables. Van Dough is surprised to find that the vault holds childhood keepsakes, nothing he could sell. Demanding an explanation, he finds the Rich family keeps their money in banks.
Richie shows up and with the aid of technological devices, gets the drop on the kidnappers. It doesn't go as well, as the Rich family is chased onto the side of the mountain, which is currently being carved into their likeness. Cadbury takes on Van Dough's associate, who is trying to use a rock blasting laser to destroy them. Van Dough is defeated with a punch, Cadbury's opponent requires many blows.
The house and grounds at which Richie Rich is filmed are those of the
Biltmore Estatein Asheville, North Carolina. The roller coasterin the back yard is the Iron Wolfat Six Flags Great America.
While the movie was unsuccessful at the box office and maintains a 25% rating on RottenTomatoes.com it is still shown on occasion on T.V. Noted film critic
Roger Ebertgave the film 3 out of 4 stars saying he was surprised how much he enjoyed it and though it wasn't the greatest movie, he liked that it had style and didn't go for cheap payoffs.
* In one scene Van Dough is seen watching
North by Northwest. Later in the movie, a scene of North by Northwest is spoofed in the scene dealing with Mount Richmore.
* [http://www.ncfilm.com/_userfiles/File/Made%20in%20NC%20--%20List%20of%20Films/Made%20in%20North%20Carolina%2004-02-07%20UPDATE.pdf Films Made in North Carolina - PDF]
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