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''Milk Money'' is a 1994 comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Creator/MelanieGriffith, Creator/EdHarris, Anne Heche, Creator/MalcolmMcDowell and Michael Patrick Carter.
Three pre-teen boys decide they want to see a naked woman, and actually save money to hire a hooker for that purpose (apparently, they think that's all they do). They go from the suburbs to the city by themselves and meet one named V (Griffith), who accepts the deal. After the exchange, the children's bikes are stolen, forcing V to give them a ride home.
V's car breaks down in front of the home of the last boy, Frank (Carter), and he tells his widowed father (Harris) that she is a math tutor. He helps fix her car, but then she finds out that her pimp has been murdered--by a mob boss ([=McDowell=]) from whom he had stolen money. Fearing for her life (the mob is still looking for the money), V asks the kids to hide her, which they do--in their treehouse.
There is also a subplot about Frank's father being obsessed with saving a wetland.
!!This movie provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: The plot point about Frank failing Sex Ed is dropped once he gives his report.
* AdultsAreUseless: The teacher never actually is seen disciplining the boys for displaying V to the whole class and locking herself out in the process; nor do any of the adults or Frank's dad do much to intervene, let alone recognize the boys' lewd crusade.
%%* AllMenArePerverts: Or else naïve to the point of stupidity.
%%* ComicTrio: Brad, Frank and Kevin.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: This conversation between Tom and his son.
-->'''Frank Wheeler''': She scores a 98 out of a possible 100, losing one point because she's a total stranger, and the other because your entire relationship is based on a lie.
-->'''Tom Wheeler''': You only lose one point for that!?
* DirtyKid: Our protagonists. Three pre-teen boys who pool their money to hire a hooker (just to see her naked, sure, but [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief let's be reasonable...]]).
%%* DumbBlonde: V
* EasilyForgiven: The mob boss just lets V go.
** Also, the kids after the whole thing is revealed.
%%* EvilBrit: Waltzer
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Thoroughly broken by the very premise.
* GreenAesop: Because saving a swamp has something to do with zany prostitute misadventures, right?
* HarmfulToMinors: When V shows her breasts, Frank covers his own eyes.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: V. She might be a hooker, but she is so nice to just about everyone, you could almost believe her story about being a math tutor.
* HormoneAddledTeenager: An especially egregious offense, since the kids haven't even hit ''puberty''.
* KarmaHoudini: The three boys. Frank even breaks a number of school codes and laws in a single scene and receives no punishment, even though his teacher witnessed the whole thing. Though that ''may'' have been just a daydream of Frank's. However, see ZanyScheme.
* MeaningfulName: Kevin Clean. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* MissingMom: Frank's mother died before he was bo-- Er... [[DeathByChildbirth just after he was born]].
* NoSocialSkills: V isn't very discreet when meeting one of the boys' fathers and pointing out he's a past client of hers ''right in front of his wife''.
** The boys see nothing wrong with outright asking a lady who they suspect is a prostitute if she is one.
* PaperThinDisguise: V with sunglasses is unrecognizable.
* RefugeInAudacity: Taken to the extreme seeing how three boys are able to travel to the city alone unsupervised in the hopes of ''meeting a prostitute'', with one showing off said prostitute to his classmates in his sex ed class; none of them receive punishment for any of these offenses.
* SavingTheOrphanage: The subplot about saving the town's wetlands from development.
* TinCanYouHearMeNow: As Ebert himself pointed out in his written review, this bit makes little sense given how kids have cell phones these days (although cell phones were not really commonplace back when the film first came out).
* ToiletHumor: The film begins with the line, "You ever fart and sneeze at the same time?"
* TheUnreveal: No, we don't get to see Creator/MelanieGriffith's boobs (but two of the boys do).
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: While the boys are unrealistically stupid, the girls are able to tell V is a prostitute just by looking at her.
%%* WretchedHive: The city is portrayed like this.
* ZanyScheme: While the kids ''might'' be excused because of their ignorance, and [[RuleOfFunny the whole thing being a comedy]], when V asks Frank's dad to take his pants off before she will explain things, what little common sense the film had flew away.