The Trouble with Money

Synopsis: Shamus O'Reilly is supposed to receive $1 million for a scandalous video-tape desperately wanted by notorious businessman Kaiser Poppo. Before Shamus arrives for the switch, Poppo's thugs accidentally give the money to Shamus look-alike Dave Rickards, a radio host in the wrong place at the wrong time. Rickards is chased through the streets of San Diego and onto a train, where he makes a clean get-away with the cash. Now Poppo wants both the video and his money back, but must contend with the FBI, con men, and his long-time nemesis "The Greek". Despite advice from San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Watergate legend G. Gordon Liddy, Rickards loses track of both the money and the video-tape. He is then tricked into a dramatic showdown with Kaiser Poppo and a 30-year-old secret is finally revealed.
Genre: Comedy, Short
38 min

Would you like to make

a dime in an honest way?

Deliver this note... stand... here.

To the other side... the

Continent Bank... and then you ask...

bank messenger Brand...

Mr Brand.

- Give him this note.

- Yes.

Here is your dime.

Thank you, sir.

Is Mr Brand in?

Take the stairs, go left.

Mr Brand.

Is Mr Brand in?

He isn't here at the moment.

One doesn't get time for

a quiet bite there days.

Just sit there for the time being.

Enjoy your lunch.

If you wait a moment

Mr Brand will be here...

he went to the cashier desk.

5000... 6000... 7000... 8000.

Dammit... why can't a man

enjoy a quiet lunch?

Yes sir... I'm on my way.

Well, that's quite a lot... How much

would that be in Dutch money?

About 350.000 guilders.

That's not a small amount.

No, well, it's just twelve noon,

at 12.30 you can

be at the Neptune,

and back before one.

Make sure that you are at Groenburgwal

not later than a quarter past twelve.

They've come to take my dog away.

They're holding my dog...

can't you pay the fee?

No... I want nothing to do

with it any more.

Thanks a lot.

I don't care what you think... there

are certain notions of honesty...

You must do this... you must,

you must, you must.

Boy, you're using his words.

But you must indeed, otherwise

the people won't believe you.

But have nothing to do with

such people... goodbye.

Just a moment, Ferdinand.

At what time do you have to have the money?

Before five.

Come to my house at four o'clock.

Thank you.

Just a moment, Karel.

You don't happen to have that ten-

guilder-note on you...

Are you kidding?

No, well... on you.

No, I don't.

Not one single ten-guilder-note?


And in that bag... is there not a

single ten-guilder-note in that bag?

I don't understand you...

What do you mean?

The messenger from

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