Other People's Money

Synopsis: A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal manoeuvring as he tries to win her heart.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Norman Jewison
Production: Warner Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

I love money.

I love money more than I love

the things it can buy.

Does that surprise you?

Money. It don't care whether

I'm good or not.

It don't care whether I snore or not.

It don't care which god I pray to.

There are only three things in this world

with that kind of unconditional acceptance.



...and money.

Only money is better.

You know why?

Because it don't make you fat...

...and it don't poop all over

the living-room floor.

There's only one thing I like better:

Other people's money.

Hey, guys.

Come on.

All right. Now, squeeze in over here.

That's it. I've got to see all your faces.

- How you doing, Tom?

- Happy Thanksgiving, Jorgy!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

- Happy Thanksgiving.

- Smile, everybody!

Take a good one, Elton.

The stock is up another point and a half!

Somebody's up to something, Jorgy.

Good news. Stock is up.

Don't worry about it.

- Gus, you got your teeth in?

- Ready now!

Cheeks up!

New England Wire and Cable!

New England Wire and Cable!

Up two points.

Wire and Cable up two points.

Wire and Cable up two points.

- Morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Good morning, Arthur.

Say good morning to Carmen. She's

very happy today, aren't you, my sweet?

Good morning, Carmen.

- Cranberry juice is fresh today, boss.

- Oh, good.

You never let me down, Arthur.

You never let me down.

- Good morning, sir.

- Samuels.

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Good morning.

- Morning.

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

Work, work!

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Morning.

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Yeah.

Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

You look nice today.

I'm not paying you to be polite, Harriet.

What's happening?

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

- Good morning, Mr. Garfield.

Morning. Morning.

Mr. Holt wants to see you for dinner...

...and the Overly brothers will fly you

to Texas or come here, whichever you want.

When I die, put it on my gravestone:

- "He never went to Texas."

- Yes, sir. I'll call the engraver.

- Where's the cinnamon?

- Out of cinnamon.

If I can't count on Dunkin' Donuts...

...who do I count on?

- Well, you can count on me, sir.

Granger, Trundel Canning. Tell me.

Trundel is being sued

by the townspeople, sir.

Failed to comply

with environmental restrictions.

And there are claims of illness

from the citizenry.


Just before they're carted off to jail,

make a bid.

- Yes, sir.

- Angeli.

- Yo.

- Eastern Motels. Outstanding shares.

Six million, Mr. Garfield.

Slate owns 2 and a half million.

Mr. Morganstern wants to talk to you.

I'd rather talk to my mother.

- Pfeiffer!

- Yeah.

What about this

New England Wire and Cable?

It's too beautiful.

Is it booby-trapped?

I uh...

I uh...

I uh...


...can't seem to find any problems,

Mr. Garfield.

Neither can I.

- Richardson.

- Yes, sir.

Let's talk to these people.

Call the man in charge,

whoever he is.

Yes, sir. We'll get right on it.

New England Wire and Cable.

Good morning.

The general manager, please.

That would be Mr. Coles.

- Who shall I say is calling?

- Lawrence Garfield.

Just one moment, please.

- What did he want?

- He wants to come up and see us.

Look the place over, he said.

Well, what's wrong with that?

He's a shareholder.

Well, it's not that simple.

What this man does is no secret.

Bill, you got the jitters.

Wall Street's in the liquidation business

these days, Jorgy.

My father founded this company

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Alvin Sargent

Alvin Sargent (born April 12, 1927) is an American screenwriter. He has won two Academy Awards in 1978 and 1981 for his screenplays of Julia and Ordinary People. His most popular contribution has been being involved in the writing of most of the films in Sony's Spider-Man film series (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the first exception to this). more…

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