Mo' Money

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This article is about the film. For the film's soundtrack, see Mo' Money (soundtrack).
Mo' Money
MoMoney-Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Macdonald
Produced by Michael Rachmil
Written by Damon Wayans
Starring Damon Wayans
Stacey Dash
Joe Santos
John Diehl
Harry Lennix
Marlon Wayans
Music by Jay Gruska
Cinematography Don Burgess
Edited by Hubert C. de la Bouillerie
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • July 24, 1992 (1992-07-24)
Running time
97 minutes
Language English
Budget $15 million
Box office $40,227,006 [1]

Mo' Money is a 1992 American criminal comedy film directed by Peter Macdonald, and written by Damon Wayans, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl, Harry Lennix, Bernie Mac (in his film debut), and Marlon Wayans. The film was released in the United States on July 24, 1992.[2]

Plot[edit]

Ted Forrest who works for the Dynasty Card Company is murdered by Keith Heading and his men on the street, they switch the tape before police arrive. Johnny Stewart (Wayans) is a lifelong con-man who meets a girl, Amber Evans (Dash), and tries to impress her by cleaning up his act and doing things the honest way. He becomes a mailroom clerk at the credit card firm where she works and soon finds that he needs money to impress Amber. So, he develops a scheme to commit identity theft (though this term was not used for the crime in 1992) with the credit card information of deceased cardholders that he has access to due to his mailroom position. He justifies his actions because he knows that he is only stealing from the company and not harming the individual cardholders. Chris Fields trains Johhny how to do the job,until Keith threatens Chris in the men's restroom making him feel scared. Lt Walsh asks Chris questions about Keith,Chris is stabbed and killed by Keith's hitman in the subway station. Lt Walsh investigates Chris's murder and find credit card receipts on him. Keith promotes Johnny from mailroom clerk to supervisor to replace Chris who was killed.

With the help of his brother and fellow conman Seymour (Wayans), he charges large amounts of money to the cards with the intention of impressing Amber. The supervisor, Keith Heading (Diehl) (who is responsible for a virtual stolen credit card empire) records Johnny stealing a returned credit card, and cons him into joining his credit card ring. Seymour takes the stolen credit card trying to buy a four fingered ring,but a security alarm came on saying card stolen. Seymour tries to escape but is caught by mall security and questioned by police. The police authorized a sting operation on Seymour to tape Keith's conversation and to capture him. Lt Walsh becomes furious about the sting operation. Keith's hitman is trying to kill Johnny for blackmail until he shoots Walsh in the arm. Keith kidnaps Seymour and Johnny goes after him until he escapes. Keith tries to kill Johnny by shooting him in the shoulder. A fight ensues between them until Johnny kills him and hangs him. Seymour and Amber visit Johnny lying in the hospital bed injured and decides to settle down.

Cast[edit]

  • Damon Wayans — Johnny Stewart / Anton Jackson / Blaine Edwards (cameo)
  • Stacey Dash — Amber Evans
  • Joe Santos — Lt. Raymond Walsh
  • John Diehl — Keith Heading
  • Bernie Mac — Club Doorman
  • Harry J. Lennix — Tom Dilton
  • Marlon Wayans — Seymour Stewart
  • Mark Beltzman — Chris Fields
  • Quincy Wong — Eddie
  • Kevin Casey — Lloyd
  • Larry Brandenburg — Businessman
  • Garfield — Rock
  • Alma Yvonne — Charlotte
  • Richard E. Butler — Ted Forrest
  • Matt Doherty — Kid
  • Evan Lionel Smith — Detective Mills
  • Rondi Reed - District Attorney

Production[edit]

It is set and filmed at Chicago, Illinois in 64 days on July 16 and September 18, 1991.

Reception[edit]

The movie had a mostly negative reception.[3][4][5][6]

Box office[edit]

The film debuted at No.1 at the US box office.[7]

Home media[edit]

DVD was released in Region 1 in the United States on January 1, 2002, and also Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 17 June 2002, it was distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mo' Money (1992)". Box Office Mojo. 1992-09-08. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Mo Money(1992)". Yahoo movies. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Wilmington, Michael (1992-07-27). "MOVIE REVIEW : 'Mo' Money' Overdoses on Blood, Guts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  4. ^ "‘Mo’ Money’ (R)". Washington Post. 1992-07-25. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  5. ^ "‘Mo’ Money’". Variety. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  6. ^ Maslin, Janet (1992-07-25). "Review/Film; A Scruffy Street Hustler In the Corporate World". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  7. ^ Fox, David J. (1992-07-28). "'Mo' Money' Takes In Most Money". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 

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