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Lawrence Garfield, otherwise known as "Larry the Liqudator" ([=DeVito=]), is an apparently heartless, but secretly lonely, corporate raider launching a hostile takeover of a small Rhode Island company that makes wire and cable. The founder of the company, Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson (Peck), reaches out to his stepdaughter Kate (Miller), an attorney, to stop him. Larry soon becomes smitten with Kate (seeing as how she's, you know, Penelope Ann Miller--click the link under Male Gaze), leading him to try to beat her and woo her at the same time.

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Lawrence Garfield, otherwise known as "Larry the Liqudator" ([=DeVito=]), is an apparently heartless, but secretly lonely, corporate raider launching a hostile takeover of a small Rhode Island company that makes wire and cable. The founder of the company, Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson (Peck), reaches out to his stepdaughter Kate (Miller), an attorney, to stop him. Larry soon becomes smitten with Kate (seeing as how she's, you know, Penelope Ann Miller--click the link under Male Gaze), Kate, leading him to try to beat her and woo her at the same time.
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* AntiHero: Larry the Liquidator (type 1) greedy, materialistic, lecherous, and ruthless in the pursuit of money. However, unlike similar characters he pursues wealth in entirely legal ways, refuses to take bribes from those he targets, and -- since he's played by Danny Devito -- if you're not in one of the companies he's trying to liquidate he actually seems like a fun guy to know.
* AntiVillain: Andrew " Jorgy" Jorgenson (played by Gregory Peck in his last major role). If Larry is a reconstruction of the CorruptCorporateExecutive, then Jorgy is a deconstruction of the HonestCorporateExecutive; effectively making Jorgy the George Bailey to Larry's Mr. Potter.

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* AntiHero: Larry the Liquidator (type 1) 1). Yes, he's greedy, materialistic, lecherous, and ruthless in the his pursuit of money. However, unlike similar characters he pursues wealth in entirely legal ways, refuses to take bribes from those he targets, and -- since he's played by Danny Devito -- if you're not in one of the companies he's trying to liquidate he actually seems like a fun guy to know.
* AntiVillain: Andrew " Jorgy" Jorgenson (played by Gregory Peck in his last major role).Jorgenson. If Larry is a reconstruction of the CorruptCorporateExecutive, then Jorgy is a deconstruction of the HonestCorporateExecutive; effectively making Jorgy the George Bailey to Larry's Mr. Potter.
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* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Corporate Raiders Have Standards]]: When the the wife of Gregory Peck's character attempts to bribe Larry with a million dollar payoff to leave them alone, Larry not only rejects it but compares taking it to stealing from orphans and widows.

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* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Corporate Raiders Have Standards]]: When the the Jorgy's wife of Gregory Peck's character attempts to bribe Larry with a million dollar payoff to leave them alone, Larry not only rejects it but compares taking it to stealing from orphans and widows.
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A 1991 romantic comedy-drama directed by Norman Jewison, adapted from Jerry Sterner's play of the same name and staring Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/GregoryPeck, and Penelope Ann Miller.

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A 1991 romantic comedy-drama directed by Norman Jewison, adapted from Jerry Sterner's play of the same name and staring Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/GregoryPeck, Creator/GregoryPeck (in his last major film role), and Penelope Ann Miller.



Notable as Gregory Peck's last major film role.
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Notable as Gregory Peck's last major film role.
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* AntiHero: Larry the Liquidator (type 1) greedy, materialistic, lecherous, and ruthless in the pursuit of money. However, unlike similar characters he pursues wealth in entirely legal ways, refuses to take bribes from those he targets, and-being played by Danny Devito-if you're not one of the companies he's trying to liquidate he actually seems like a fun guy to know.

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* AntiHero: Larry the Liquidator (type 1) greedy, materialistic, lecherous, and ruthless in the pursuit of money. However, unlike similar characters he pursues wealth in entirely legal ways, refuses to take bribes from those he targets, and-being and -- since he's played by Danny Devito-if Devito -- if you're not in one of the companies he's trying to liquidate he actually seems like a fun guy to know.
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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld - This is what Larry claimed to be worried about when he said he encouraged his employees to learn Japanese.

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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld - JapanTakesOverTheWorld: This is what Larry claimed to be worried about when he said he encouraged his employees to learn Japanese.



* KnowWhenToFoldEm - This is essentially Larry's argument to the stockholders in the climax; the company's dead, it's going to be dead with or without him, so they might as well get out with a bit of money by going with him rather than the nothing they'll get when it eventually does fold for good.
* MaleGaze- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce5D1VF4STo Their first meeting]] (literally, a HelloAttorney).
* PetTheDog- Larry tells Kate over dinner how a cheerleader broke his heart in high school.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm - KnowWhenToFoldEm: This is essentially Larry's argument to the stockholders in the climax; the company's dead, it's going to be dead with or without him, so they might as well get out with a bit of money by going with him rather than the nothing they'll get when it eventually does fold for good.
* MaleGaze- MaleGaze: Used in Larry and Kate's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce5D1VF4STo Their first meeting]] (literally, a HelloAttorney).
* PetTheDog- PetTheDog: Larry tells Kate over dinner how a cheerleader broke his heart in high school.



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* UglyGuyHotWife- Or at least hot love interest, as we're supposed to think that Penelope Ann Miller might fall for Danny [=DeVito=].
** In the original play, they do get married.

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* UglyGuyHotWife- UglyGuyHotWife: Or at least hot love interest, Ugly Guy, Hot Love Interest, as we're supposed to think that Penelope Ann Miller might fall for Danny [=DeVito=].
** In the original play, they the characters do get wind up getting married.
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Lawrence Garfield, a/k/a "Larry the Liqudator," ([=DeVito=]) is an apparently heartless, but secretly lonely, corporate raider launching a hostile takeover of a small Rhode Island company that makes wire and cable. The founder of the company, Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson (Peck), reaches out to his stepdaughter Kate (Miller), an attorney, to stop him. Larry soon becomes smitten with Kate (seeing as how she's, you know, Penelope Ann Miller--click the link under Male Gaze), leading him to try to beat her and woo her at the same time.

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Lawrence Garfield, a/k/a otherwise known as "Larry the Liqudator," ([=DeVito=]) Liqudator" ([=DeVito=]), is an apparently heartless, but secretly lonely, corporate raider launching a hostile takeover of a small Rhode Island company that makes wire and cable. The founder of the company, Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson (Peck), reaches out to his stepdaughter Kate (Miller), an attorney, to stop him. Larry soon becomes smitten with Kate (seeing as how she's, you know, Penelope Ann Miller--click the link under Male Gaze), leading him to try to beat her and woo her at the same time.
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Lawrence Garfield, a/k/a "Larry the Liqudator," ([=DeVito=]) is an apparently heartless, but secretly lonely, corporate raider launching a hostile takeover of a small Rhode Island company that makes wire and cable. The founder of the company, Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson (Peck), reaches out to his stepdaughter Kate (Miller), an attorney, to stop him. Larry soon becomes enamored of Kate (seeing as how she's, you know, Penelope Ann Miller--click the link under Male Gaze), leading him to try to beat her and woo her at the same time.

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Lawrence Garfield, a/k/a "Larry the Liqudator," ([=DeVito=]) is an apparently heartless, but secretly lonely, corporate raider launching a hostile takeover of a small Rhode Island company that makes wire and cable. The founder of the company, Andrew "Jorgy" Jorgenson (Peck), reaches out to his stepdaughter Kate (Miller), an attorney, to stop him. Larry soon becomes enamored of smitten with Kate (seeing as how she's, you know, Penelope Ann Miller--click the link under Male Gaze), leading him to try to beat her and woo her at the same time.
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