History Film / RichieRich

5th Oct '17 10:49:52 PM dotchan
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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: [[spoiler:The Rich family vault contains only heirlooms that are precious to them, but not valuable to anyone else. This, of course, leads to Van Dough's VillainousBreakdown. The Riches did not get to be the richest family in the world by keeping all their money in a vault instead of productively investing it.]]

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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: [[spoiler:The Rich family vault contains only heirlooms that are precious to them, but not valuable to anyone else. This, of course, leads to Van Dough's VillainousBreakdown. The VillainousBreakdown, as he had failed to realize that the Riches did not get to be the richest family in the world by keeping all their money in a vault instead of productively investing it.]]
27th Sep '17 7:45:35 PM SirVancelot131
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* ChekhovsGun: Every single one of Keenbean's inventions. Which, by extension, makes Keenbean a ChekhovsGunman and his lab a ChekhovsArmoury.

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* ChekhovsGun: Every single one of Keenbean's inventions.inventions, except for the Molecular Reorganizer, which would instead be used by the villains. Which, by extension, makes Keenbean a ChekhovsGunman and his lab a ChekhovsArmoury.
27th Sep '17 6:12:28 PM SirVancelot131
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* BrokenAesop: The film tries to make a "Money can't buy friendship" aesop early on, which quickly backfires when Cadbury pays off some local kids to visit Richie at Rich Manor and essentially doing just that. Though Gloria doesn't care about the money anymore anyway, and later on, the kids all come to see Richie as their friend regardless of his money so the aesop kind of holds true.

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* BrokenAesop: The film tries to make a "Money can't buy friendship" aesop early on, which quickly backfires when Cadbury pays off some local kids to visit Richie at Rich Manor and essentially doing just that. Though Gloria doesn't care about the money anymore anyway, and later on, the kids all come to see Richie as their friend regardless of his money so the aesop kind of holds true. It also helps that shortly after Richie finds out Cadbury did this, they find out Richie's parents are missing and it is never mentioned again.
10th Aug '17 8:19:03 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: Van Dough asks Professor Keenbean as he's being roughed up for information, "Do you think I'm enjoying this?"
-->'''Professor Keenbean:''' Yes!
4th Jul '17 11:18:50 AM Rippingtons60
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* UndyingLoyalty: All employees of the Rich family but Cadbury and Professor Keenbeen are the prime examples.
13th Jun '17 7:49:09 AM WhoseLineFan
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Unbeknownst to Richie, the Riches' plane was bombed by their greedy CFO Laurence Van Dough (John Larroquette), who seeks to gain control of their empire, plunder their famed family vault and inherit their vast fortune. Van Dough's plan, however, immediately hits three snags - first, Richie's parents survived the crash and are merely lost at sea, secondly, he learns too late that family vault has been technologically sealed by voice-activation lock which requires the presence of the lost parents to open it, and lastly, Richie himself (who was originally supposed to be aboard the same plane) has decided to step up and run the Rich business empire until his parents are found, with Cadbury serving as his legal guardian.

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Unbeknownst to Richie, the Riches' plane was bombed by their greedy CFO Laurence Lawrence Van Dough (John Larroquette), who seeks to gain control of their empire, plunder their famed family vault and inherit their vast fortune. Van Dough's plan, however, immediately hits three snags - first, Richie's parents survived the crash and are merely lost at sea, secondly, he learns too late that family vault has been technologically sealed by voice-activation lock which requires the presence of the lost parents to open it, and lastly, Richie himself (who was originally supposed to be aboard the same plane) has decided to step up and run the Rich business empire until his parents are found, with Cadbury serving as his legal guardian.
28th May '17 1:09:59 PM tyrekecorrea
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Arguably an averted trope judging from Keenbean's behavior. The Rich family's financial wealth exceeds 70 billion dollars, and some of this may be because they family may be patenting and selling the inventions their GadgeteerGenius Keenbean creates. If so, Keenbean doesn't seem to mind that at all as the Rich family are [[BenevolentBoss Benevolent Bosses]] who are using their wealth to enable him to freely invent wonders (some less obvious than others like the Smellmaster) that he likely can't afford to make without a wealthy patron backing him. He might also love his job for various other perks like him being a BigEater inside a mansion that has its own McDonalds.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Arguably an averted trope judging from Keenbean's behavior. The Rich family's financial wealth exceeds 70 billion dollars, and some of this may be because they the family may be patenting and selling the inventions their GadgeteerGenius Keenbean creates. If so, Keenbean doesn't seem to mind that at all as the Rich family are [[BenevolentBoss Benevolent Bosses]] who are using their wealth to enable him to freely invent wonders (some less obvious than others like the Smellmaster) that he likely can't afford to make without a wealthy patron backing him. He might also love his job for various other perks like him being a BigEater inside a mansion that has its own McDonalds.



-->'''Reginald:''' ''(pokes Ellsworth in the butt with his saber)'' Watch your rear. First rule of defense. ''(a servant gives him his drink)'' This is a cappuccino! I asked for a decaf café malate, you incompetent imbecile! If you can't do this job--\\

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-->'''Reginald:''' ''(pokes Ellsworth in the butt with his saber)'' Watch your rear. First rule of defense. ''(a servant gives him his drink)'' This is a cappuccino! I asked for a decaf café malate, latté, you incompetent imbecile! If you can't do this job--\\
22nd Apr '17 2:53:28 AM TitoMosquito
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* FirstNameBasis: Gloria's mom Diane prefers that Cadbury refer to her by her first name instead of "madam" because she doesn't "like the formalities".



* {{Irony}}: Van Dough mocks one of Keenbean's inventions, the one that can smell anything. [[spoiler: Richard Sr. is able to identify the bomb before it can blow up the plane entirely, saving the Rich Parent's lives, although leaving them stranded at sea since the explosion clips the plane's tail.]].

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* {{Irony}}: Van Dough mocks one of Keenbean's inventions, the one that can smell anything. [[spoiler: Richard Sr. is able to identify the bomb before it can blow up the plane entirely, saving the Rich Parent's lives, although leaving them stranded at sea since the explosion clips the plane's tail.]].]]



* KickTheDog: Lawrence Van Gough asks the Board of Directors to have a moment of silence for the "passing" of Mr. and Mrs. Rich. Barely a moment pass, Van Gough gets down to business.



* ParentalSubstitute: Subverted while Richie has loving parents, Cadbury is a second father to him subbing in whenever his parents can't be there. Played straight when they disappear and Cadbury becomes his legal guardian.



* ParentalSubstitute: Subverted while Richie has loving parents, Cadbury is a second father to him subbing in whenever his parents can't be there. Played straight when they disappear and Cadbury becomes his legal guardian.



* UltimateJobSecurity: What Rich Industries employees enjoy thanks to [[BenevolentBoss Richie's father]] - unless, of course, you try to kill his family and take over the company.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Lawrence Van Dough, after he frames Cadbury for the Riches' disappearance, sweet talks the press about how his main concern is Richie's best interests.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Lawrence Van Dough, after he frames Cadbury for the Riches' disappearance, sweet talks the press about how his main concern is Richie's best interests.
* UltimateJobSecurity: What Rich Industries employees enjoy thanks to [[BenevolentBoss Richie's father]] - unless, of course, you try to kill his family and take over the company.


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* WhamLine: "It's your parents, Richie."
20th Oct '16 1:05:33 PM Mdumas43073
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One of the two movies to star the characters, a Christmas themed sequel, ''Richie Rich's Christmas Wish'', was released to Direct-To-Video in 1998.

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One of the two movies to star the characters, characters; a Christmas themed Christmas-themed sequel, ''Richie Rich's Christmas Wish'', was released to Direct-To-Video DirectToVideo in 1998.
20th Oct '16 1:05:01 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Richie Rich''''' (stylized as ''Ri¢hie Ri¢h'') was the 1994 film version of [[ComicBook/RichieRich the classic Harvey Comics character of the same name]], starring MacaulayCulkin in his last official role as a "child actor".

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'''''Richie Rich''''' ''Richie Rich'' (stylized as ''Ri¢hie Ri¢h'') was the 1994 film version of [[ComicBook/RichieRich the classic Harvey Comics character of the same name]], starring MacaulayCulkin in his last official role as a "child actor".
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