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


Comedy of money.

Come in all of you.

Tonight we will show you a film

for the young and for the old

for the rich and for the poor.

A film that makes you think...

a film that will educate you.

And that film is: The Comedy...

The Comedy of Money.

For money... that doesn't talk...

that doesn't straighten

what crooked...

that bends what's straight...

hides what's bad...

corrupts what's perfect...

makes falter whoever is good...

money which rules the world...

and which brings us...

to our knees.

If you offer ten, you've got it.

Sir, I only do this because

these are bad times.

Will you really take good care of

him? White bread, not brown bread...

he can't tolerate that...

and on Sundays a juicy bone...

that he's fond of. Shall I

tell you something about this dog?

You must walk him often without a

leash. He need a lot of freedom.

Goodbye, madam... goodbye, sir...

goodbye, dog...

I'll see you...

Stupid, if you hadn't made it obvious

you wanted that dog at any cost...

I'd have got it for five.

10 guilders is cheap for such a dog.

Darling, honey... We are going

to be good friends!

Yes, yes, a well known trick... dog

trade... dog kennel... police... quick...

What have you got? What's wrong?

Don't say a word.

Act dumb. There's trouble with that

dog trade. That's just not normal..

I've told you many times, it's

sure to go wrong with that dog.

What is it? Are they biting?

No, police.

Hello... do you gentleman have

a permit to fish here?

Oh... it is you Mr Brand...

so, that's quite all right.

Well you gentlemen haven't

ed a nice day for fishing...

on' get many bites today.

Well, have a nice day, gentlemen...


This is the last time you pull that

stunt. I don't intend to have...

a nervous breakdown for your sake.

If you're not decent enough to...

What is it... police again?

Be quiet.

What then? Are they biting now?

It's not that.

Then what? My partner!

I mean a man who makes his living

in the dog trade...

and who has practices

that you cannot call...

exactly 18 carat...

We therefore...

would be most appreciative...

also in your own interest...

if your contact with this person...

with this person...

do you have that? Certainly.

Even if he is your


would be terminated.

Read and signed as correct...

Thank you.

Well, Mr Brand. Would you

please sign this?

Here you are.

Yes, the painful aspect of

the whole thing...

is that he is my brother-in-law.

It must be done anyway.

As bad as you picture him there,

he isn't really.

True... there may have been rouble

in the past... he's a pretty dealer...

I admit that, but when it comes

to the pinch he has a heart of gold.

Yes, well, you will and that

we cannot take the account.

Of course not, sir, but you should

see how kind he is a als...

that's how you learn to judge...

someone's character when we go

fishing once in a...

I've always observing him...

it's such a good opportunity...

to watch someone... to study him.

I've witnessed it

a dog had fallen in the water...

Yes, that's all very nice Mr Brand...

but irrelevant in the business

world there are certain rules.

And they are not to dled with.

And that's why forced

to have you s.

I don't like it very much.

It's very urgent... it's

my whole existence, kid.

I'm very sorry, but I cannot

give you access any more.

Why not. Orders of the Director.

It can't be helped... I've received

orders to turn you away...

Someone who has orders to turn

people away... nice job.

Do you want to end up behind bars?


- Are you hungry?

- Yes.

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