History Main / PassedOverInheritance

30th Apr '17 10:03:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/RainMan'' begins this way. TomCruise's character's father dies, leaving him his vintage car and prizewinning rose bushes. After digging around for a while, he learns that the money went to take care of his unknown autistic brother.

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* ''Film/RainMan'' begins this way. TomCruise's Creator/TomCruise's character's father dies, leaving him his vintage car and prizewinning rose bushes. After digging around for a while, he learns that the money went to take care of his unknown autistic brother.
16th Apr '17 5:17:49 PM Divra
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club'', a wealthy widow leaves her fortune to her elderly brother and his grandsons, or, if he predeceases her, to her poor niece. Brother and sister are found dead on the same day, and Literature/LordPeterWimsey is brought in to determine who is the passed-over heir. [[spoiler:In the end, the heirs agree to split the money and be friends.]] There is also a subversion between the brothers. Wimsey finds out that the younger brother was left a significantly larger chunk than the elder, and asks if the elder felt passed over. It turns out the elder not only knew, but approved, since his brother was married and couldn't hold a job due to his PTSD, whereas he was single and had a steady job.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club'', a wealthy widow leaves her fortune to her elderly brother and his grandsons, or, if he predeceases her, to her poor niece. Brother and sister are found dead on the same day, and Literature/LordPeterWimsey is brought in to determine who is the passed-over heir. [[spoiler:In the end, the heirs agree to split the money and be friends.]] There is also a subversion between the brothers.grandsons. Wimsey finds out that the younger brother was left a significantly larger chunk than the elder, and asks if the elder felt passed over. It turns out the elder not only knew, but approved, since his brother was married had a wife and several young children to support but couldn't hold a job due to his PTSD, whereas he was single and had a steady job.
12th Feb '17 3:14:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheFrantics' "Last Will and Temperament:" the willmaker leaves to each of the attendees a boot to the head; he leaves his fortune to "the people of Calgary so they can afford to move somewhere decent."

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* TheFrantics' Radio/TheFrantics' "Last Will and Temperament:" the willmaker leaves to each of the attendees a boot to the head; he leaves his fortune to "the people of Calgary so they can afford to move somewhere decent."
11th Jan '17 7:25:42 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club'', a wealthy widow leaves her fortune to her elderly brother and his grandsons, or, if he predeceases her, to her poor niece. Brother and sister are found dead on the same day, and LordPeterWimsey is brought in to determine who is the passed-over heir. [[spoiler:In the end, the heirs agree to split the money and be friends.]] There is also a subversion between the brothers. Wimsey finds out that the younger brother was left a significantly larger chunk than the elder, and asks if the elder felt passed over. It turns out the elder not only knew, but approved, since his brother was married and couldn't hold a job due to his PTSD, whereas he was single and had a steady job.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' ''The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club'', a wealthy widow leaves her fortune to her elderly brother and his grandsons, or, if he predeceases her, to her poor niece. Brother and sister are found dead on the same day, and LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey is brought in to determine who is the passed-over heir. [[spoiler:In the end, the heirs agree to split the money and be friends.]] There is also a subversion between the brothers. Wimsey finds out that the younger brother was left a significantly larger chunk than the elder, and asks if the elder felt passed over. It turns out the elder not only knew, but approved, since his brother was married and couldn't hold a job due to his PTSD, whereas he was single and had a steady job.
6th Jan '17 11:19:30 PM Eievie
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* Literature/HarryPotter has an interesting case, where it isn't ''just'' about favoritism among heirs. [[spoiler: Sirius]] named [[spoiler: Harry]] as his only heir, not just to give him all the money he owned in the bank and his house, but also to contribute to the war - [[spoiler: the other possible heirs were his cousins Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange (his murderer), and his house was the first Headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix. Had he not excluded them they'd have his his money and the Order's own HQ to aid Voldemort.]]

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* Literature/HarryPotter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has an interesting case, where it isn't ''just'' about favoritism among heirs. [[spoiler: Sirius]] [[spoiler:Sirius]] named [[spoiler: Harry]] [[spoiler:Harry]] as his only heir, not just to give him all the money he owned in the bank and his house, but also to contribute to the war - [[spoiler: the war--[[spoiler:the other possible heirs were his cousins Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange (his murderer), and his house was the first Headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix. Had he not excluded them they'd have his his money and the Order's own HQ to aid Voldemort.]]



* In a reversal, Hayden Fox of ''Series/{{Coach}}'' is outraged when a wealthy alumni of Minnesota State leaves his entire estate to his widow rather than the school - especially since he'd been planning to build a new athletic center with all that money.

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* In a reversal, Hayden Fox of ''Series/{{Coach}}'' is outraged when a wealthy alumni of Minnesota State leaves his entire estate to his widow rather than the school - especially school--especially since he'd been planning to build a new athletic center with all that money.
2nd Jan '17 8:39:48 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Film/MrDeedsGoesToTown'' has this premise. A wealthy uncle dies and left his twenty million dollars to his nephew Longfellow Deeds, who had barely any contact with him and lives in upstate New York, rather than his already-wealthy shallow socialite nephew in the city. The second nephew and his wife are shown in a brief scene early on complaining that they aren't getting their long-expected fortune, and later Deeds' AmoralAttorney turns to them to contest the will.
3rd Dec '16 11:12:47 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'', Horace plans to write a new will disinheriting his wife Regina. She's lucky that he dies first.

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* In ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'', Horace plans to write a new will disinheriting bequeathing all of his actual money to his daughter Alexandra, and leaving his wife Regina.Regina only with $88,000 of Union Pacific bonds "as a loan" to Oscar, Leo and Ben, knowing that they have already stolen and invested it in Chicago. She's lucky that he dies first.
6th Oct '16 3:53:56 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheUncanny'', Miss Malkin disinherits her spendthrift nephew, leaving him only the price of a splendid meal at a fine restaurant, as it is likely to be the last one he ever has. Instead, she leaves her fortune [[PetHeir to her cats]].
26th Jul '16 1:08:41 AM Morgenthaler
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** Although he also leaves all of the attendees at the will reading a lifetime supply of ice cream. [[spoiler:It's "boot to the head" flavored.]] The dead man also leaves his drunkard brother his wine cellar and three crates of his finest whiskey. But that was a moment of him being DangerouslyGenreSavvy; as soon as the brother lets his guard down at being given something tangible, he also gets a boot to the head.
** Even the lawyer doesn't get off easy. Instead of getting a boot to the head, though, he gets a rabid Tasmanian devil placed in his trousers.
9th Jul '16 8:09:28 AM ecojosh1
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* In ''Bailey's Billion$'', Constance Pennington leaves everything to her dog Bailey. Her evil nephew Caspar spends the rest of the movie trying to take it from him.
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