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''Mad Money'' is a 2008 American comedy-crime film, starring Creator/DianeKeaton, Music/QueenLatifah, and Creator/KatieHolmes, with Creator/TedDanson, Creator/StephenRoot, Roger Cross, and Adam Rothenberg in supporting roles. It is loosely based on the 2001 British MadeForTVMovie ''Film/HotMoney'', itself based on the real-life "Loughton Incinerator Thefts" (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughton_incinerator_thefts The Other Wiki]] for more).

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''Mad Money'' is a 2008 American comedy-crime film, starring Creator/DianeKeaton, Music/QueenLatifah, and Creator/KatieHolmes, with Creator/TedDanson, Creator/StephenRoot, Roger Cross, Creator/RogerCross, and Adam Rothenberg Creator/AdamRothenberg in supporting roles. It is loosely based on the 2001 British MadeForTVMovie ''Film/HotMoney'', itself based on the real-life "Loughton Incinerator Thefts" (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughton_incinerator_thefts The Other Wiki]] for more).


2008 film, loosely based on the British TV movie ''Film/HotMoney'', itself based on the real-life "Loughton Incinerator Thefts" (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughton_incinerator_thefts The Other Wiki]] for more)

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''Mad Money'' is a
2008 American comedy-crime film, starring Creator/DianeKeaton, Music/QueenLatifah, and Creator/KatieHolmes, with Creator/TedDanson, Creator/StephenRoot, Roger Cross, and Adam Rothenberg in supporting roles. It is loosely based on the 2001 British TV movie MadeForTVMovie ''Film/HotMoney'', itself based on the real-life "Loughton Incinerator Thefts" (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughton_incinerator_thefts The Other Wiki]] for more)
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The film stars Creator/DianeKeaton, Music/QueenLatifah, and Creator/KatieHolmes, with Creator/TedDanson, Creator/StephenRoot, Roger Cross, and Adam Rothenberg in supporting roles.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: Bridget does a version of this seeking ''bad'' character when she asks a potential accomplice for her robbery scheme if a bill on the ground is his. To her chagrin, he says it isn't and turns it in to Lost and Found.


* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Jackie is the youngest of the three women by a significant margin and is portrayed as easily flattered or excited, and constantly listening to music on her headphones.

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* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Jackie is the youngest of the three women by a significant margin and margin, is portrayed as easily flattered or excited, and is constantly listening to music on her headphones.



* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Don urges his wife and the others to quit after the first robbery, but they want to keep taking money.

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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Don urges his wife and the others to quit after the first robbery, but they want to keep taking on stealing money.



* {{Pride}}: Glover loves boasting about his security system and refuses to admit that his bank could have been robbed even when the robbers' conviction depends on it.

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* {{Pride}}: Glover loves boasting about his security system and refuses to admit that his bank could have been robbed robbed, even when the robbers' conviction depends on it.



* WorthyOpponent: The bank examiner who helped discover the stealing and Bridget treat each other with some amused respect during their last two interactions.

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* WorthyOpponent: The bank examiner who helped discover the stealing and Bridget treat each other with some amused respect during their last two interactions.


* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Jackie is the youngest of the three women by a significant margin and is portrayed as easily flattered or excited, and constantly listening to music on her headphones.



* BecomingTheMask: Don advises Jackie's husband Bob to explain his SuspiciousSpending by saying he's a day trader. Bob gets genuinely interested in it and starts getting involved in the stock market for real, doing quite well despite his general stupidity. Unfortunately, the amount of money he puts into buying those stocks is SuspiciousSpending itself and attracts the [=IRS=].
* ChekhovsGunman: Bridget and Don's neighbor Bryce, a tax lawyer whose expertise proves to be just as valuable as a criminal lawyer's when the conspiracy is exposed.



* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Don urges his wife and the others to quit after the first robbery, but they want to keep taking money.



* {{Pride}}: Glover loves boasting about his security system and refuses to admit that his bank could have been robbed even when the robbers' conviction depends on it.




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* WorthyOpponent: The bank examiner who helped discover the stealing and Bridget treat each other with some amused respect during their last two interactions.


[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with the financial advice program hosted by Jim Cramer]], although the characters do watch the show at one point in the film.

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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with the [[SimilarlyNamedWorks financial advice program hosted by Jim Cramer]], although the characters do watch the show at one point in the film.


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* TitleDrop: Bridget's mother apparently told her that a woman should always keep a stash of "mad money". Jackie wonders whether it's money for when you go mad, or when you get mad.

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2008 film, loosely based on the British TV movie ''Film/HotMoney'', itself based on the real-life "Loughton Incinerator Thefts" (see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loughton_incinerator_thefts The Other Wiki]] for more)


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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: How the trio get the money out of the Fed. Nina even references the trope namer.


Not to be confused with the [[NamesTheSamefinancial advice program hosted by Jim Cramer]], although the characters do watch the show at one point in the film.

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[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused with the [[NamesTheSamefinancial financial advice program hosted by Jim Cramer]], although the characters do watch the show at one point in the film.


A trio of workers at the Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City hatch a scheme to steal bills marked for shredding.

The film stars Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/QueenLatifah, and Creator/KatieHolmes, with Creator/TedDanson, Creator/AdamRothenberg, and Creator/StephenRoot in supporting roles.

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A trio of workers at the Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City hatch a scheme to steal bills marked for shredding.

shredding. HilarityEnsues!

The film stars Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/QueenLatifah, Music/QueenLatifah, and Creator/KatieHolmes, with Creator/TedDanson, Creator/AdamRothenberg, Creator/StephenRoot, Roger Cross, and Creator/StephenRoot Adam Rothenberg in supporting roles.
roles.

Not to be confused with the [[NamesTheSamefinancial advice program hosted by Jim Cramer]], although the characters do watch the show at one point in the film.



* BaitAndSwitchComment: The police interrogator tells Nina that she's too late to strike a deal, because Jackie already did. She lets that sink in for a moment, and only then does he tell her that Jackie bargained for full immunity... for Nina.

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: The police interrogator tells Nina that she's too late to strike a deal, because Jackie already did. She He lets that sink in for a moment, and only then does he to tell her that Jackie bargained for full immunity... immunity for Nina.Nina.
* HonorAmongThieves: Played with. Jackie caves and confesses, but she does it to secure immunity for Nina so the latter can go home to her children.
** Also, Bridget asks the others if they really believed she had abandoned them. They all did. She doesn't seem too offended by this, as it was a pretty reasonable assumption.



* NamesTheSame: As the financial advice show hosted by Jim Cramer. The characters watch the show at one point in the film.

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A trio of workers at the Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City hatch a scheme to steal bills marked for shredding.

The film stars Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/QueenLatifah, and Creator/KatieHolmes, with Creator/TedDanson, Creator/AdamRothenberg, and Creator/StephenRoot in supporting roles.

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* BaitAndSwitchComment: The police interrogator tells Nina that she's too late to strike a deal, because Jackie already did. She lets that sink in for a moment, and only then does he tell her that Jackie bargained for full immunity... for Nina.
* MistakenForJunkie: The others stage an intervention after seeing Jackie's needles, but she's actually diabetic. However, Jackie takes it as a compliment that they care enough about her to do that.
* NamesTheSame: As the financial advice show hosted by Jim Cramer. The characters watch the show at one point in the film.
* WhiteCollarCrime: Technically, although whether any of the characters' actual jobs (janitor, pusher, shredder, security guard) would be considered "white collar" is open for debate.

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