History Film / Greedy

20th Nov '17 3:54:07 AM XFllo
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* LadyDrunk: Tina, oh boy!
* MayDecemberRomance: Heavily implied between Joe and his nurse.

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* %%* LadyDrunk: Tina, oh boy!
* MayDecemberRomance: Heavily implied between Joe and his nurse.
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17th Nov '16 8:34:25 AM fruitstripegum
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A number of events imply that something is a bit off with Uncle Joe, such as his attempt to contact an old business that has been gone for twenty-five years, despite Joe being sure that he'd spoken recently. This also applies to Joe being [[spoiler:easily fooled by a paid actor posing as Daniel. This seems to be a setup for TheReveal that Joe is senile and broke. It is actually setting up Joe's reveal that he was testing his family all along by ''faking'' senility.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: A number of events imply that something is a bit off with Uncle Joe, such as his attempt to contact an old business that has been gone for twenty-five years, despite Joe being sure that he'd spoken recently. This also applies to Joe being [[spoiler:easily fooled by a paid actor posing as Daniel. This seems to be a setup for TheReveal that Joe is senile and broke. It is actually setting up Joe's reveal that he was testing his family all along by ''faking'' senility.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Heavily implied between Joe and his nurse.


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* MayDecemberRomance: Heavily implied between Joe and his nurse.
3rd Oct '15 5:17:31 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Joe is suffering from dementia and is actually broke. Then, later, Joe was ''faking'' senility and he ''isn't'' broke.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Joe is suffering from dementia and is actually broke. Then, later, Joe was ''faking'' senility and he ''isn't'' broke. Oh, and it turns out he doesn't even need his wheelchair.]]
8th Jun '15 11:36:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Multi-millionaire Joe [=McTeague=] (Kirk Douglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. Joe's relatives bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse (Olivia d'Abo), Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.

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Multi-millionaire Joe [=McTeague=] (Kirk Douglas) (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. Joe's relatives bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (MichaelJFox), (Creator/MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse (Olivia d'Abo), Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.
her.

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-->'''Robin''': Even your [[BigScrewedUpFamily cousins]]?

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-->'''Robin''': Even your [[BigScrewedUpFamily cousins]]?cousins]]?
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12th Jan '15 5:49:34 PM redandready45
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* ObfuscatingDisability: Subverted: After the family is informed that Uncle Joe is suffering from dementia and that he is actually broke, one of the relatives accuses him of this. He is then informed that the condition is quite real, as are Uncle Joe's debts. [[spoiler: Only it's a double-subversion: When Danny decides to take care of his uncle despite there being no profit in it, Joe reveals that he actually was faking it all along (even pretending to be fooled by an actor that Danny had hired) and that he isn't really broke. Then he gets out of his wheelchair.]]

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* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler: Subverted: After the family is informed that Uncle Joe is suffering from dementia and that he is actually broke, one of the relatives accuses him of this. He is then informed that the condition is quite real, as are Uncle Joe's debts. [[spoiler: Only it's a double-subversion: When Danny decides to take care of his uncle despite there being no profit in it, Joe reveals that he actually was faking it all along (even pretending to be fooled by an actor that Danny had hired) and that he isn't really broke. Then he gets out of his wheelchair.]]
28th Nov '14 6:32:06 PM redandready45
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* LadyDrunk: Tina, oh boy!
28th Nov '14 6:24:09 PM redandready45
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--> '''Frank''': [[BluntNo No]].

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--> '''Frank''': [[BluntNo No]].[[BigNo No!]].
28th Nov '14 6:23:49 PM redandready45
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--> '''Ed''': Every time you draw a line in the dirt, you say ," okay

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--> '''Ed''': Every time you draw a line in the dirt, you say ,"okay I go just this far and no farther". He draws another line, just an inch farther and you say ," okay why not? It's just another inch, I've already come this far already," and one day you look back and you can't even see where you started.Why don't we all agree to stop here.Let this bimbo have his money.I mean isn't our self respect worth more than any inheritance?
--> '''Frank''': [[BluntNo No]].
28th Nov '14 6:05:21 PM redandready45
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** Ed himseld

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** Ed himseldhimself sums it up quite nicely:
--> '''Ed''': Every time you draw a line in the dirt, you say ," okay
28th Nov '14 6:02:10 PM redandready45
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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Danny is a subversion. While starting out just asking for a loan from Uncle Joe, he did eventually become as greedy and conniving as his own relatives.
** His father, Daniel Sr. is a straighter example, but he had to leave his whole family behind not to get sucked in to the money.



* OnlySaneMan: Ed, to an extent. He is just as greedy as anyone else, but he understands the damage competing for an old man's fortune has done to him and everyone, and wants to walk away from the money.

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* OnlySaneMan: Ed, to an extent. He is just as greedy as anyone else, but he understands the damage competing for an old man's fortune has done to him and everyone, and wants is able to find the words that make everyone ''almost'' walk away from the money.fortune.


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