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Love or Money (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 5 January 1990 (USA)
Two young owners of a firm are about to make an important contract with a big company which will help them save their business from ruin. But they get scruples when they have to decide ... See full summary »


Todd Hallowell


Bart Davis (original screenplay), Eilhys England (original screenplay) (as Elyse England) | 2 more credits »


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Michael Garin Michael Garin ... Jeff Simon
Haviland Morris ... Jennifer Reed
Kevin McCarthy ... William Reed
Shelley Fabares ... Lu Ann Reed
David Doyle ... Arthur Reed
Allan Havey ... Hank Peterson
Tisha Roth Tisha Roth ... Allison Simon
James Patrick Gillis James Patrick Gillis ... Dave Bradley
Katherine Cortez ... Laura Baskin
Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli ... DeMartino
Rex Robbins Rex Robbins ... Al McDonough
Robert Stanton ... Dudley
Geoffrey Nauffts ... Clark
Ann Yen ... Mollie


Two young owners of a firm are about to make an important contract with a big company which will help them save their business from ruin. But they get scruples when they have to decide between love and money. Written by Volker Boehm

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5 January 1990 (USA) See more »

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For Love or Money See more »

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Long Island, New York, USA See more »


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References Poltergeist (1982) See more »


Only In America
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Courtesy of Screen Gems/EMI Music
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Oh, it was from Hemdale! So that explains it.
18 February 2004 | by FeverDogSee all my reviews

Did they ever distribute a hit movie? They had a few good movies out there in the '80s (like MIRACLE MILE, RIVER'S EDGE, and SHAG), but nothing that resembled a box office hit.

Why? Could their release schedule be a reason? Or their lack of marketing?

Take LOVE OR MONEY. It hit theatres in early January 1990, smack in the middle of Oscar season. I was working in a theatre then, and this movie was plopped on one of our (five) screens with no fanfare, advertisement, or advance screenings. Nobody knew what the hell it was. Patrons who asked about it were met with shrugged shoulders and a recommendation for BACK TO THE FUTURE II (our big movie at the time). Maybe I saw some of it on break; I don't remember (but for some reason I recall a question mark at the end of the title). As a result, the LOVE OR MONEY house was deserted for seven days, until it was booted out the next weekend for GLORY.

I have never seen LOVE OR MONEY in a video store, or on HBO, or on TBS, or even on a third-rate UHF station at three in the morning. And judging by the dearth of comments here, neither has anyone else. But at least I've heard of it, and can differentiate it from that lame, similarly-titled Michael J. Fox movie that came out a few years later.

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