A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.


Donald Petrie


Neil Tolkin (story), Tom S. Parker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Macaulay Culkin ... Richie Rich
John Larroquette ... Van Dough
Edward Herrmann ... Mr. Rich
Christine Ebersole ... Mrs. Rich
Jonathan Hyde ... Cadbury
Michael McShane ... Professor Keenbean
Chelcie Ross ... Ferguson
Mariangela Pino ... Diane
Stephi Lineburg ... Gloria
Michael Maccarone Michael Maccarone ... Tony
Joel Robinson Joel Robinson ... Omar
Jonathan Hilario Jonathan Hilario ... Pee Wee
Reggie Jackson ... Baseball Coach
Claudia Schiffer ... Aerobics Instructor
Wanda Christine Wanda Christine ... Newswoman at Factory (as Wandachristine)


The richest kid in the world, Richie Rich, has everything he wants, except companionship. While representing his father at a factory opening, he sees some kids playing baseball across the street. Richie wants to join in, but they don't want him around. When a plot to kill the Rich family is devised by Rich Industries' top executive, Laurence Van Dough, Richie must take over control of the company while searching for his lost parents with the help of some new friends. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Five buddies, one butler, and a dog on an adventure so big... Even the world's richest kid can't afford to miss it. See more »


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Filmed (almost) entirely on location at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. See more »


When Richard Sr. unwraps the TNT in the airplane, it claims there are seven seconds late - and there is a beep each time a second depletes. By the time it has been tossed out of the airplane, well over seven seconds have passed from the time he unwrapped it. See more »


Van Dough: [while interrogating Professor Keenbean] You told me what this machine can do to a person. How'd you like to spend the rest of your life as a bedpan?
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Crazy Credits

Film title logo appears as end credits finish See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2004 DVD release replaces John Larraquette's line "shit" to "shoot". All current prints contain the unedited line. See more »


Referenced in Murder by Numbers (2002) See more »


Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Magyar Állami Operaház Zenekara (as Hungarian State Opera Orchestra)
Courtesy of Laserlight Digital
By arrangement with Source/Q
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User Reviews

Typical standard moralistic comedy. All ends (too) well.
31 October 1998 | by cashimorSee all my reviews

I think there are many movies made like this, probably aimed at some idea what children would like, but which will educate them as well. Money is indeed not everything, but baseball isn't

either. Most of the characters are too stereotyped to be funny. Too many movies of this kind have been made already, and I had at least hoped for some unique aspects. However, if this is the first of this kind you will see, you could be in for a great time.

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Release Date:

21 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richie Rich See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,830,302, 26 December 1994

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS | Dolby SR


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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