History Film / RichieRich

13th Feb '18 1:01:11 AM Paraprax
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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Averted. Regina says Richard has 70 billion dollars, which even after twenty years of inflation, is still an incredibly large amount of money.

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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Averted. Regina says Richard has 70 billion dollars, which even after twenty years of inflation, is still an incredibly large amount of money.money that would keep him in strong contention for the title of world's richest person, which the film explicitly states him to be.
** For context, Bill Gates' net worth as the richest tycoon in the world of 1994 was "only" around $9 billion.
2nd Feb '18 8:32:05 AM SteveMB
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* RealityEnsues: After hearing about the "Rich Family Vault", Van Dough assumes that it's where he'll find the family's fortune. [[spoiler:Astoundingly enough, the Riches didn't get rich by locking up all their wealth in a private, zero-interest vault; it turns out to be full of family heirlooms of no monetary worth. The Rich family's actual money is in banks, real estate, the stock market, and other revenue-generating forms. Notably, [[NotHisSled it was the opposite of the comics]], where the Rich family really did stash cash, gold and jewels in numerous vaults on the estate.]]

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* RealityEnsues: After hearing about the "Rich Family Vault", Van Dough assumes that it's where he'll find the family's fortune. [[spoiler:Astoundingly enough, the Riches didn't get rich by locking up all their wealth in a private, zero-interest vault; it turns out to be full of [[NumberOneDime family heirlooms heirlooms]] of no monetary worth. The Rich family's actual money is in banks, real estate, the stock market, and other revenue-generating forms. Notably, [[NotHisSled it was the opposite of the comics]], where the Rich family really did stash cash, gold and jewels in numerous vaults on the estate.]]
29th Jan '18 6:56:13 PM nombretomado
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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 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.

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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 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.UsefulNotes/McDonalds.
22nd Jan '18 11:00:14 AM Random888
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* ExpospeakGag: When the Smellmaster determines that one of the presents on the Riches' private jet contains "trinitrotoluene". It takes Mr. and Mrs. Rich a moment to realize that it's a disguised bomb, "trinitrotoluene" being the long form of "TNT".
21st Dec '17 1:34:44 AM BoukenDutch
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* MajorityShareDictator: Despite being a minor, Richie is able to gain control of his parents' company after their apparent deaths due to owning 51% of the company's stock.
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.
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