History Film / RichieRich

18th Apr '16 5:55:36 PM rt2012
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* BenevolentBoss: Richard Rich Sr.; later Richie. Rich Sr. claims to have never fired anybody in his life. [[spoiler: He makes an exception with the BigBad and TheDragon, after he tries to murder him and his family.]]

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* BenevolentBoss: Richard Rich Sr.; later Richie. Rich Sr. claims to have never fired anybody in his life. [[spoiler: He makes an exception with the BigBad and TheDragon, after he tries they try to murder him him, his family, and his family.son's friends.]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lawrence van Dough. He wasn't a good employee to begin with, but he tries toa ctively murder his boss and his family just on the off-chance of becoming even more wealthy.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Lawrence van Van Dough. He wasn't a good employee to begin with, but he tries toa ctively to actively murder his boss and his family just on the off-chance of becoming even more wealthy.
18th Apr '16 7:35:15 AM rt2012
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** For Ferguson, it's when he roughly grabs Richie near the beginning and justifies it by saying "it's my job to protect him."

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** For Ferguson, it's when he roughly grabs Richie near the beginning and justifies it by saying "it's my job to protect him."" Cadbury gets his own immediately after - see PapaWolf.


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* FreudianExcuse: It's possible that Ferguson became Van Dough's {{Dragon}} because he felt unappreciated by the Riches for whatever reason, as implied by his "employee of the month" comment to Cadbury.
5th Apr '16 4:51:27 PM Menarker
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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 would likely be unable to make without a wealthy patron. 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 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 would he likely be unable can't afford to make without a wealthy patron.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.
5th Apr '16 4:49:34 PM Menarker
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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 would likely be unable to make without a wealthy patron. He might also love his job for various other perks like him being a BigEater inside a mansion that has its own McDonalds.
5th Apr '16 4:28:39 PM Menarker
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Van Dough refuses to believe Keenbean doesn't know the vault's location.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Van Dough refuses to believe Keenbean doesn't know the vault's location. Keenbean's further elaboration that the vault is voice-activated (requiring the Rich parents' to be alive and present) gets them off his back since he could (and does) get the location by interrogating the parents for the vault location after. However, the fact that Keenbean knows the vault has that feature does implies that Van Dough was right to be skeptical about Keenbean's feigned ignorance since the voice-activated security is very high-tech and Keenbean is the Rich family's trusted GadgeteerGenius.
5th Apr '16 4:20:51 PM Menarker
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Cadbury's suggestion that Richie stay home for one his family's business trips foiled Van Dough attempt on their lives.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Van Dough's attempt on the Rich family were spoiled by two different spanners. Cadbury's suggestion that Richie stay home for one instead of joining his family's business trips foiled Van Dough attempt on their lives.Richie's life while Keenbean's Scent-Analyzer device helps mitigate the damage of the explosion on the parent's plane.
**However the latter example is arguably a zigzagged trope since Van Dough's ultimate goal was to gain access to the 'wealth' of the Rich family vault; but the catch was that the vault was sealed with a voice lock that requires the Rich parents to open it. Thus fact that Van Dough's assassination attempt was largely foiled by Keenbean's 'spanner' prevented the possibility that the vault would be rendered largely inaccessible to him.
5th Apr '16 4:09:28 PM Menarker
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* MuggedForDisguise: Well, actually, Cadbury was the one being attacked, but he still ends up with the thug's clothes anyway.

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* MuggedForDisguise: Well, actually, Cadbury was the one being attacked, attacked but he still ends up with at the thug's end of the fight he swaps out his prison garbs for the mugger's clothes anyway.so he can immediately escapes from prison without being detected in public as an escapee.
5th Apr '16 4:04:12 PM Menarker
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* BenevolentBoss: Richard Rich Sr.; later Richie. Rich Sr. claims to have never fired anybody in his life. [[spoiler: He makes an exception with the BigBad, after he tries to murder him and his family.]]

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* BenevolentBoss: Richard Rich Sr.; later Richie. Rich Sr. claims to have never fired anybody in his life. [[spoiler: He makes an exception with the BigBad, BigBad and TheDragon, after he tries to murder him and his family.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Ferguson isn't especially nice to anyone, not even Richie, who he's supposed to be protecting.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Ferguson isn't especially nice to anyone, not even Richie, who he's supposed to be protecting. [[spoiler: It then is barely a surprise that he is a mole in service of Van Dough.]]
5th Apr '16 3:59:55 PM Menarker
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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]].

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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]].plane entirely, saving the Rich Parent's lives, although leaving them stranded at sea since the explosion clips the plane's tail.]].
5th Apr '16 3:52:15 PM Menarker
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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, the 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 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, the 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.



Richie's only hope of getting his butler, his parents, his family business and his life back ends up being his live-in research scientist, Professor Keenbean, who devises a way to spring Cadbury from prison and attempt to locate the Riches' liferaft. Richie and his friends must then infiltrate the now highly-secured Rich manor, but meanwhile, Mr. Van Dough is attempting to retrieve the lost parents Richard and Regina in order to coerce them to bypass the voiceprint lock to their legendary family vault....

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Richie's only hope of getting his butler, his parents, his family business and his life back ends up being his live-in research scientist, Professor Keenbean, who devises a way to spring Cadbury from prison and attempt to locate the Riches' liferaft. Richie and his friends must then infiltrate the now highly-secured Rich manor, but meanwhile, Mr. Van Dough learns that the Rich Parents are actually still alive and is attempting to retrieve the lost parents Richard and Regina in order to coerce them to bypass the voiceprint lock to their legendary family vault....
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