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Multi-millionaire scrap metal tycoon Joe [=McTeague=] (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. As he has no children of his own, his prospective heirs include his niece Patti (Creator/ColleenCamp) and nephews Carl (Ed Begley, Jr.), Frank (Phil Hartman), and Glen (Jere Burns), and their respective spouses, Ed (Creator/BobBalaban), Nora (Mary Ellen Trainor), Tina (Siobhan Fallon), and Muriel (Joyce Hyser), and their various children.

The greedy, backstabbing, BigScrewedUpFamily members bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (Creator/MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse ([[Creator/OliviaDabo Olivia d'Abo]]), whom they believe is a GoldDigger planning to sleep her way into Joe's will, Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.

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Multi-millionaire scrap metal tycoon Joe [=McTeague=] (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. As he has no children of his own, his prospective heirs include his niece Patti (Creator/ColleenCamp) and nephews Carl (Ed Begley, Jr.), Frank (Phil Hartman), (Creator/PhilHartman), and Glen (Jere Burns), and their respective spouses, Ed (Creator/BobBalaban), Nora (Mary Ellen Trainor), Tina (Siobhan Fallon), and Muriel (Joyce Hyser), and their various children.

The greedy, backstabbing, BigScrewedUpFamily members bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (Creator/MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse ([[Creator/OliviaDabo Olivia d'Abo]]), (Creator/OliviaDabo), whom they believe is a GoldDigger planning to sleep her way into Joe's will, Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.


Multi-millionaire scrap metal tycoon Joe [=McTeague=] (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. As he has no children of his own, his prospective heirs include his niece Patti (Creator/ColleenCamp) and nephews Carl (Ed Begley, Jr.), Frank (Phil Hartman), and Glen (Jere Burns), and their respective spouses, Ed (Bob Balaban), Nora (Mary Ellen Trainor), Tina (Siobhan Fallon), and Muriel (Joyce Hyser), and their various children.

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Multi-millionaire scrap metal tycoon Joe [=McTeague=] (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. As he has no children of his own, his prospective heirs include his niece Patti (Creator/ColleenCamp) and nephews Carl (Ed Begley, Jr.), Frank (Phil Hartman), and Glen (Jere Burns), and their respective spouses, Ed (Bob Balaban), (Creator/BobBalaban), Nora (Mary Ellen Trainor), Tina (Siobhan Fallon), and Muriel (Joyce Hyser), and their various children.


Multi-millionaire scrap metal tycoon Joe [=McTeague=] (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. As he has no children of his own, his prospective heirs include his niece Patti (Colleen Camp) and nephews Carl (Ed Begley, Jr.), Frank (Phil Hartman), and Glen (Jere Burns), and their respective spouses, Ed (Bob Balaban), Nora (Mary Ellen Trainor), Tina (Siobhan Fallon), and Muriel (Joyce Hyser), and their various children.

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Multi-millionaire scrap metal tycoon Joe [=McTeague=] (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. As he has no children of his own, his prospective heirs include his niece Patti (Colleen Camp) (Creator/ColleenCamp) and nephews Carl (Ed Begley, Jr.), Frank (Phil Hartman), and Glen (Jere Burns), and their respective spouses, Ed (Bob Balaban), Nora (Mary Ellen Trainor), Tina (Siobhan Fallon), and Muriel (Joyce Hyser), and their various children.


The greedy, backstabbing, BigScrewedUpFamily members bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (Creator/MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse (Olivia d'Abo), whom they believe is a GoldDigger planning to sleep her way into Joe's will, Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.

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The greedy, backstabbing, BigScrewedUpFamily members bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (Creator/MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse (Olivia d'Abo), ([[Creator/OliviaDabo Olivia d'Abo]]), whom they believe is a GoldDigger planning to sleep her way into Joe's will, Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.


Multi-millionaire Joe [=McTeague=] (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. Joe's relatives bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (Creator/MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse (Olivia d'Abo), Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.

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Multi-millionaire scrap metal tycoon Joe [=McTeague=] (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. Joe's relatives As he has no children of his own, his prospective heirs include his niece Patti (Colleen Camp) and nephews Carl (Ed Begley, Jr.), Frank (Phil Hartman), and Glen (Jere Burns), and their respective spouses, Ed (Bob Balaban), Nora (Mary Ellen Trainor), Tina (Siobhan Fallon), and Muriel (Joyce Hyser), and their various children.

The greedy, backstabbing, BigScrewedUpFamily members
bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (Creator/MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse (Olivia d'Abo), whom they believe is a GoldDigger planning to sleep her way into Joe's will, Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.




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* AlliterativeFamily: Several of Joe's prospective heirs have tried to suck up to him by naming all of their children after him. Carl and Nora's sons are named Joseph and Jonas (both called "Joe" for short), and they have a third son on the way whom they plan to name Josiah. Patti and Ed's daughters, meanwhile, are named Jolene and Joette.



* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler: Subverted: After the family is informed that Uncle Joe is suffering from dementia and that he is actually broke, one of the relatives accuses him of this. He is then informed that the condition is quite real, as are Uncle Joe's debts. Only it's a double-subversion: When Danny decides to take care of his uncle despite there being no profit in it, Joe reveals that he actually was faking it all along (even pretending to be fooled by an actor that Danny had hired) and that he isn't really broke. Then he gets out of his wheelchair.]]

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* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler: Subverted: After the family is informed that Uncle Joe is suffering from dementia and that he is actually broke, one of the relatives accuses him of this. He is then informed that the condition is quite real, as are Uncle Joe's debts. Only it's a double-subversion: When Danny decides to take care of his uncle despite there being no profit in it, Joe reveals that he actually was faking it all along (even pretending to be fooled by an actor that Danny had hired) and that he isn't really broke. Then Danny and Robin insist that they will only stay with him if the lies and games end; Joe agrees - then he gets out of his wheelchair.]]



* SecretTest: The whole plot is revealed to be one of these. [[spoiler:Joe's supposed advancing dementia and thousands of dollars of debt were all pure fiction, as he wanted to test which of his nieces and nephews actually cared about him and not just his money. When Danny and Robin are the only ones to stand by Joe after he appears to have lost his fortune, Joe admits the ruse.]]

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* SecretTest: The whole plot is revealed to be one of these. [[spoiler:Joe's supposed advancing dementia and thousands of dollars of debt were all pure fiction, as he wanted to test which of his nieces and nephews actually cared about him and not just his money. When Danny and Robin are the only ones to stand by Joe after he appears to have lost his fortune, everything, Joe admits the ruse.]]


* OnlySaneMan: Ed, to an extent. He is just as greedy as anyone else, but he understands the damage competing for an old man's fortune has done to him and everyone, and is able to find the words that make everyone ''almost'' walk away from the fortune.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Ed, to an extent. He is just as greedy as anyone else, but he understands the damage competing for an old man's fortune has done to him and everyone, and is able to find the words that make everyone ''almost'' walk away from the fortune.



* SecretTest
* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: Happens to Danny with greed. He first seems motivated by trying to at least keep Uncle Joe safe from the other relatives (who are quite happy to have the man declared incompetent and put into a home), only for him to eventually become as manipulative and as greedy as everyone else, [[spoiler: culminating in him hiring an ''actor'' to portray his estranged father just so that he could side with Joe in a scripted argument.]] When confronted with his real father, he finally realizes what he has done and he more or less describes the trope: one thing didn't seem wrong, then another thing didn't seem wrong, until finally nothing seemed wrong.
** Ed himself sums it up quite nicely:
--> '''Ed''': Every time you draw a line in the dirt, you say ,"okay I go just this far and no farther". He draws another line, just an inch farther and you say ," why not? It's just another inch, I've already come this far already," and one day you look back and you can't even see where you started.Why don't we all agree to stop here.Let this bimbo have his money.I mean isn't our self respect worth more than any inheritance?
--> '''Frank''': [[BigNo No!]].


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* SecretTest: The whole plot is revealed to be one of these. [[spoiler:Joe's supposed advancing dementia and thousands of dollars of debt were all pure fiction, as he wanted to test which of his nieces and nephews actually cared about him and not just his money. When Danny and Robin are the only ones to stand by Joe after he appears to have lost his fortune, Joe admits the ruse.]]
* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil:
** Happens to Danny with greed. He first seems motivated by trying to at least keep Uncle Joe safe from the other relatives (who are quite happy to have the man declared incompetent and put into a home), only for him to eventually become as manipulative and as greedy as everyone else, [[spoiler: culminating in him hiring an ''actor'' to portray his estranged father just so that he could side with Joe in a scripted argument.]] When confronted with his real father, he finally realizes what he has done and he more or less describes the trope: one thing didn't seem wrong, then another thing didn't seem wrong, until finally nothing seemed wrong.
** Ed himself sums it up quite nicely:
---> '''Ed''': Every time you draw a line in the dirt, you say, "Okay, I go just this far and no farther." He draws another line, just an inch farther and you say, "Why not? It's just another inch, I've already come this far already," and one day you look back and you can't even see where you started. Why don't we all agree to stop here? Let this bimbo have his money. I mean, isn't our self respect worth more than any inheritance?\\
'''Frank''': [[BigNo No!]]


* LadyDrunk: Tina, oh boy!
* MayDecemberRomance: Heavily implied between Joe and his nurse.

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* %%* LadyDrunk: Tina, oh boy!
* MayDecemberRomance: Heavily implied between Joe and his nurse.
boy!


* {{Foreshadowing}}: A number of events imply that something is a bit off with Uncle Joe, such as his attempt to contact an old business that has been gone for twenty-five years, despite Joe being sure that he'd spoken recently. This also applies to Joe being [[spoiler:easily fooled by a paid actor posing as Daniel. This seems to be a setup for TheReveal that Joe is senile and broke. It is actually setting up Joe's reveal that he was testing his family all along by ''faking'' senility.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: A number of events imply that something is a bit off with Uncle Joe, such as his attempt to contact an old business that has been gone for twenty-five years, despite Joe being sure that he'd spoken recently. This also applies to Joe being [[spoiler:easily fooled by a paid actor posing as Daniel. This seems to be a setup for TheReveal that Joe is senile and broke. It is actually setting up Joe's reveal that he was testing his family all along by ''faking'' senility.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Heavily implied between Joe and his nurse.


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* MayDecemberRomance: Heavily implied between Joe and his nurse.


* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Joe is suffering from dementia and is actually broke. Then, later, Joe was ''faking'' senility and he ''isn't'' broke.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Joe is suffering from dementia and is actually broke. Then, later, Joe was ''faking'' senility and he ''isn't'' broke. Oh, and it turns out he doesn't even need his wheelchair.]]


Multi-millionaire Joe [=McTeague=] (Kirk Douglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. Joe's relatives bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse (Olivia d'Abo), Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.

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Multi-millionaire Joe [=McTeague=] (Kirk Douglas) (Creator/KirkDouglas) is a GrumpyOldMan bound to a wheelchair, who is going to give all of his fortunes to a member of his family. Joe's relatives bicker amongst each other as they try to win Joe over into giving one of them his fortunes, but it doesn't work, so they hire a detective to track down Joe's estranged cousin Daniel, but Daniel and Joe don't see eye-to-eye, so then there's Daniel's son Danny (MichaelJFox), (Creator/MichaelJFox), the favorite of Joe and a professional bowler with arthritis in one of his hands. When the other relatives tell Danny about Joe and his personal nurse (Olivia d'Abo), Danny agrees to help them try to talk him out of leaving his fortune to her.
her.

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-->'''Robin''': Even your [[BigScrewedUpFamily cousins]]?

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-->'''Robin''': Even your [[BigScrewedUpFamily cousins]]?cousins]]?
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* ObfuscatingDisability: Subverted: After the family is informed that Uncle Joe is suffering from dementia and that he is actually broke, one of the relatives accuses him of this. He is then informed that the condition is quite real, as are Uncle Joe's debts. [[spoiler: Only it's a double-subversion: When Danny decides to take care of his uncle despite there being no profit in it, Joe reveals that he actually was faking it all along (even pretending to be fooled by an actor that Danny had hired) and that he isn't really broke. Then he gets out of his wheelchair.]]

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* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler: Subverted: After the family is informed that Uncle Joe is suffering from dementia and that he is actually broke, one of the relatives accuses him of this. He is then informed that the condition is quite real, as are Uncle Joe's debts. [[spoiler: Only it's a double-subversion: When Danny decides to take care of his uncle despite there being no profit in it, Joe reveals that he actually was faking it all along (even pretending to be fooled by an actor that Danny had hired) and that he isn't really broke. Then he gets out of his wheelchair.]]

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* LadyDrunk: Tina, oh boy!


--> '''Frank''': [[BluntNo No]].

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--> '''Frank''': [[BluntNo No]].[[BigNo No!]].

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