RICHIE RICH (Theatrical Release USA 1994)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

Richie Rich—good film, but not much to show here—has a slight slapstick overtone, does not have the punch of the original comic book series. Macaulay Culkin sits center stage as the main character Richie Rich, but does not WOW us as he did in the first Home Alone movie. Part of the challenge is the supporting cast does not support his character well. Richie Rich, released four years after Home Alone, serves up average fare at best.

Storyline

A wealthy boy works to save his family.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Donald Petrie for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Joe Bilella, Dan Kolsrud, and Jon Shapiro for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Richie Rich (Macaulay Culkin), Lawrence Van Dough (John Larroquette), Richard Rich (Edward Herrmann), Regina Rich (Cristine Ebersole), Herbert Arthur Runcible Cadbury (Jonathan Hyde), Professor Keenbean (Michael McShane), Ferguson (Chelcie Ross), Diane Pazinski (Mariangela Pino), Gloria Pazinski (Stephi Lineburg), Tony (Michael Maccarone), and Omar (Joel Robinson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s an afternoon flick, after lunch movie. 

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