History Film / EZMoney

18th Mar '15 8:31:24 PM JMQwilleran
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''EZ Money'' is a direct-to-DVD kid flick based around the FourOneNineScam, known colloquially as the Nigerian e-mail scam. The premise revolves around a young girl, Molly, who while briefly left alone at the principal's office at school, intercepts a Nigerian scam e-mail to her principal and forwards it to her own account. What follows is a [[HilarityEnsues madcap sequence of events]] as she tries to get rich off the scheme and a freak power surge causes the money to become inaccessible to both her and the scammers, leading them to travel all the way to America and kidnap her sister in order to try to get the money back. And yes, the whole thing is just a bizarre as it sounds. A review of the film, with a decent explanation of the film's plot (weird as it is) without any major spoilers, can be found [[http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=4708 here]].

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''EZ Money'' is a direct-to-DVD kid flick based around the FourOneNineScam, known colloquially as the Nigerian e-mail scam. The premise revolves around a young girl, Molly, who while briefly left alone at the principal's office at school, intercepts a Nigerian scam e-mail to her principal and forwards it to her own account. What follows is a [[HilarityEnsues madcap sequence of events]] as she tries to get rich off the scheme and a freak power surge causes the money to become inaccessible to both her and the scammers, leading them to travel all the way to America and kidnap her sister in order to try to get the money back. And yes, the whole thing is just a bizarre as it sounds. A review of the film, with a decent explanation of the film's plot (weird as it is) without any major spoilers, can be found [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130205112133/http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=4708 here]].
17th Sep '13 7:05:21 AM Yinyang107
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Tagline}} "If it sounds to be true... it is!"]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[{{Tagline}} "If it sounds too good to be true... it is!"]]]]
13th Aug '13 3:33:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BadWriting: Driving home the point, the film is written, directed and produced by the same person.


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* StylisticSuck: Driving home the point, the film is written, directed and produced by the same person.
2nd Mar '13 8:56:29 PM Willbyr
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!''EZ Money'' includes examples of the following:

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!''EZ Money'' ----
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* YouMeddlingKids: Dukane Delante declares this of the children.

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* YouMeddlingKids: Dukane Delante declares this of the children.children.

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24th Jan '13 5:23:40 PM JMQwilleran
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* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie and no scam e-mails were sent although several of the crew reportedly signed up for an online dating service."



* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie and no scam e-mails were sent although several of the crew reportedly signed up for an online dating service."
24th Jan '13 5:23:09 PM JMQwilleran
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6th Dec '12 9:15:36 PM JMQwilleran
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''EZ Money'' is a direct-to-DVD kid flick based around the FourOneNineScam, known colloquially as the Nigerian e-mail scam. The premise revolves around a young girl, Molly, who while briefly left alone at the principal's office at school, intercepts a Nigerian scam e-mail to her principal and forwards it to her own account. What follows is a [[HilarityEnsues madcap sequence of events]] as she tries to get rich off the scheme and a freak power surge causes the money to become inaccessible to both her and the scammers, leading them to travel all the way to America and kidnap her sister in order to try to get the money back. And yes, the whole thing is just a bizarre as it sounds.

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''EZ Money'' is a direct-to-DVD kid flick based around the FourOneNineScam, known colloquially as the Nigerian e-mail scam. The premise revolves around a young girl, Molly, who while briefly left alone at the principal's office at school, intercepts a Nigerian scam e-mail to her principal and forwards it to her own account. What follows is a [[HilarityEnsues madcap sequence of events]] as she tries to get rich off the scheme and a freak power surge causes the money to become inaccessible to both her and the scammers, leading them to travel all the way to America and kidnap her sister in order to try to get the money back. And yes, the whole thing is just a bizarre as it sounds.
sounds. A review of the film, with a decent explanation of the film's plot (weird as it is) without any major spoilers, can be found [[http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=4708 here]].
5th Dec '12 7:15:35 PM JMQwilleran
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* SoBadItsGood: This movie is cheesy beyond belief, but if you can get past it, there's laughs to be found.
5th Dec '12 7:10:21 PM JMQwilleran
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''EZ Money'' is a direct-to-DVD kid flick based around the FourOneNineScam, known colloquially as the Nigerian e-mail scam. The premise revolves around a young girl, Molly, who while briefly left alone at the principal's office at school, intercepts a Nigerian scam e-mail to her principal and forwards it to her own account. What follows is a [[HilarityEnsues madcap sequence of events]] as she tries to get rich off the scheme and a freak power surge causes the money to become inaccessible to both her and the scammers, leading them to travel all the way to America and kidnap her sister in order to try to get the money back. And yes, the whole thing is just a bizarre as it sounds.

!''EZ Money'' includes examples of the following:

*FourOneNineScam: And other tropes associated with it. Referenced by both by this name and as the "Nigerian e-mail scam"
*AnAesop: "If it sounds too good to be true... it is!"
*AnonymousBenefactor: [[spoiler:In the film's ending, the $30 million that Dulane Delane thought was transferred to her bank account was instead spread around to a number of needy orphanages, schools, and such.]]
*ArtisticLicenseEngineering: The film revolves around a bizarre sequence of events supposedly caused by a freak power surge.
*BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: "Bad guy?" "It ees what he does!" "He's not very bad at it."
*BadWriting: Driving home the point, the film is written, directed and produced by the same person.
*BlatantLies: On both the side of the scammers and the children.
*BoltOfDivineRetribution: A man in a phone booth talking on a phone states "May God strike me down if I'm not at work." He gets his wish.
*ChildProdigy: Molly, despite her acting out due to her father's death.
*CoversAlwaysLie: The DVD cover would have you believe that the dog seen on the cover is a key part of the film. Instead, it has little screentime, ''if any at all''.
*DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: The main character lives with her aunt after the death of her parents in a car crash.
*FacePalm: Molly and her friend do this after Molly's little sister is kidnapped.
*FluffyTheTerrible: A growling guard dog named Fluffy that the owner claims is a poodle.
*FunetikAksent: The main villain, Dukane Delante
*GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Dukane Delante smokes Cuban cigars.
*HappilyAdopted: The adoptive aunt of Molly desparately wants to this be so and is trying her best.
*JerkAss: A man at a pizza shop who tries to hit a woman who calls it by mistake when she meant to dial the police station.
*JustAKid: Molly is able to get away with a lot because adults treat her as just a kid and don't realize what she's capable of.
*NewMediaAreEvil: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]
*NiceHat: Dulane Delante wears one.
*NoAnimalsWereHarmed: "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie and no scam e-mails were sent although several of the crew reportedly signed up for an online dating service."
*PoliceAreUseless
*SoBadItsGood: This movie is cheesy beyond belief, but if you can get past it, there's laughs to be found.
*StopCopyingMe: A cop, Sylis P. Murphy, who has gone twisted in the head does this.
*SurroundedByIdiots: Dukane Delante comments "It ees so hard to find good bad guys these days."
*{{Tagline}}: "If it sounds too good to be true... it is!" and "The Nigerian e-mail scam gets scammed!"
*TitleDrop: "It'll be easy. Easy money."
* WeHaveWaysOfMakingYouTalk: This is used word-for-word by Dukane Delante to Sylis P. Murphy, except that with her ridiculous accent, she says "vays."
*WouldHurtAChild: Dukane Delante
*XtremeKoolLetterz: The title and the company Ez Loan.
*YouAreGrounded: After being suspended from school, Molly is grounded too.
*YouMeddlingKids: Dukane Delante declares this of the children.
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