Money for Nothing

Synopsis: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an investment firm, for advice, before turning to the mob for help laundering the money. While Joey makes plans to leave the country, however, a detective is following his ever-warmer trail in order to recover the cash.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ramón Menéndez
Production: Buena Vista
100 min

# My bills are all due

and my baby needs shoes #

# And I'm busted #

# Cotton is down

to a quarter a pound #

# But I'm busted #

# Gotta a cow that went dry

and a hen that won't lay #

# A big stack ofbills

that gets bigger each day #

# The county's gonna haul

all my things away #

#'Cause I'm busted #

# They got the change

of a nickel,y'all #

- # Busted #

- # Hey #

#I've been to my brother

just to ask for a loan #

# 'Cause I was busted #

# Said I hate to beg

like a dog without a bone #

- # But I'm busted #

- # Oh, well, well, well #

- # My brother said #

-# Hey, there ain't a thing I can do #

- # Well #

- # My wife and my kids

are all down with the flu #

- # Said it's true #

-# And I was just thinkin'about

calling on you #

# 'Cause I'm busted #

# 'Cause #

# Well, I am no thief

but a man can go wrong #

# When he's busted #

# Well, you know the food

that we canned last summer is gone #

# And I'm busted #

# See the fields are all bare

and the cotton won't grow #

# Me and my family

gotta pack up and go #

# I'll make a living

Just where I don't know #

# 'Cause I'm busted, oh #

# Oh, I'm busted #

Tired of being busted

all the time.

# I need some money

Yeah #

# Oh, money #

# My bills are all due

My baby needs shoes d

# And I'm busted d

# Sent out of town

like a dog without a bone #

# 'Cause I'm busted #

# I try and I try

but still nothing gets paid #

# That big stack of bills

gets bigger each day #

# They're trying to take

everything I own away #

# Yeah #

# 'Cause I'm

I'm busted #

# Without a dime #

Yeah, 42

We're en route to Atlantic City

Check, 42.

You're running behind schedule.

# don't have a dime #

# No money #

# So broke #

Shipside orders, three plus one.

- Jimmy O'Connor and Timmy O'Connor.

- Here

- Wilhelm.

- Right

Chilled cargo, containers.

Camden Marine terminal.

- Rivera.

- Yeah

- Hoffman. O'Hara and Wolkin. Hanratty.

- Yeah

- Eddie

- Uh-huh.

- Rudolph. Jackson

- Yeah.

Final call.

Concentrated O.J., six plus one.

- Benvenutti. McClaghan.

- Yo.

- Jefferson.

- Yeah.


- Whoa, there you go

See what clean livin' can do?

- Shut up


NotJoey Coyle

Joey Sullivan Come on

- Let's go, Sully.

All right, that's it today.

- That's two weeks

almost we ain't workin'

I can do twice the work of that

old geezer Sullivan, so he must

got somethin' on you, right?

Yeah, he's got four kids

he's gotta feed

That's what he's got on me

Come on, find me a slot

Pad a gang if you have to Half a day

You ain't gonna put me to work,

you know, front me some cigarette money

Hey, a man who can't buy

his own cigarettes,

shouldn't be smokin', should he?

You-You always get philosophical

on me when you don't gimme work

Come on, William

I got so many holes in my shirt,

when I walk down the street, I hum

Hey, little brother!

Tuna fish?

What do you want from me?

Tell it to Eleanor I'll see you later

How's it goin'?


Are we lost or what?

- Jesus, man

- Shortcut to the new highway

- Joe, what do you want to do now?

- Same thing we always do:

Drive around all day

with our d*cks in our hands

This is gettin' boring,

you know

- dd

- Joey, my father don't want

nobody smokin' in this car

I'm glad we're

clearin' this up

Damn lighter

don't work no how

- Yeah

- Got my half of that sandwich?

Take the big piece


Joe, there's more celery

in this than tuna

You know what

I don't understand.

Your own brother

can't even give us a Job

That's Billy Always got to prove to

everybody that he's fair all the time

It's like- It's like a-acute integrity,

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Ramón Menéndez

Ramón Menéndez is a Cuban–American film director and screenwriter. He is best known for writing and directing the 1988 film Stand and Deliver. His other film directing credits include Money for Nothing (1993) starring John Cusack and the Disney Channel original film Gotta Kick It Up! (2002). He also served as a screenwriter for all of the films he directed. His only film as a screenwriter and not as a director was the 2001 film Tortilla Soup. He has also worked in episodic television, directing episodes Tales from the Crypt and Perversions of Science, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Menéndez won two Independent Spirit Awards for his work on Stand and Deliver.Menéndez is a native of Cuba and grew up in California. He is an alumnus of San Francisco State University and UCLA Film School. His first credit in film industry was serving as an assistant director on the Oliver Stone-directed film Salvador (1986), he also had a small acting role in the film. He is a frequent collaborator with film producer Tom Musca. more…

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