Where the Money Is

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Where the Money Is
Where the Money Is.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Marek Kanievska
Produced by Chris Dorr
Ridley Scott
Charles Weinstock
Chris Zarpas
Screenplay by E. Max Frye
Topper Lilien
Carroll Cartwright
Story by E. Max Frye
Music by Mark Isham
Cinematography Thomas Burstyn
Edited by Garth Craven
Samuel Craven
Dan Lebental
Distributed by USA Films
Release date
  • April 14, 2000 (2000-04-14)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $28 million
Box office $7 million

Where the Money Is is a 2000 drama comedy crime film directed by Marek Kanievska, written by E. Max Frye, and starring Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino, and Dermot Mulroney. This was the next-to-last screen appearance by Newman in his long career in feature films, followed by Road to Perdition.


Professional thief Henry Manning is in an Oregon nursing home's care. Having suffered a massive stroke, he is immobile and mute. Henry is in the care of Carol Ann McKay, a high school prom queen who married her boyfriend Wayne, the star of her school's football team, and whose glamour days are well behind her.

Carol Ann starts to suspect that Henry isn't as sick as he seems. She attempts to get a rise out of him by doing a lap dance, but fails. So convinced is she that Henry is faking, she gives him the ultimate test, pushing Henry and his wheelchair off a pier into the water, defying him to swim or die.

Preferring this place to prison, Harry had studied yoga as a way to fake the symptoms of a stroke. Exposed as a fraud, Henry is at least relieved to be able to walk and talk again. Soon he is dancing and drinking with Carol Ann and Wayne at a local bar, then coaxing them to be his accomplices in his last and greatest score, an armored transport heist. Carol Ann is bored and goes along with the heist, which doesn't go as smoothly as she had hoped.


  • Paul Newman as Henry Manning
  • Linda Fiorentino as Carol Ann McKay
  • Dermot Mulroney as Wayne
  • Susan Barnes as Mrs. Foster
  • Anne Pitoniak as Mrs. Tetlow
  • Bruce MacVittie as Karl
  • Irma St. Paule as Mrs. Galer
  • Michel Perron as Guard
  • Dorothy Gordon as Mrs. Norton
  • Rita Tuckett as Mrs. Weiler
  • Diane Amos as Kitty
  • Dawn Ford as Cheryl, Wife #2
  • T.J. Kenneally as Farwell Welk
  • Rod McLachlan as Lloyd the Cop
  • Bill Corday as Grounds Worker
  • Gordon McCall as Handyman
  • Charles S. Doucet as Tom
  • Arthur Holden as Bob
  • Frank Fontaine as Cop
  • Richard Jutras as Manager
  • Frankie Faison as Security Guard
  • Vlasta Vrána as Jewelry Store Employee
  • Heather Hiscox as TV Announcer
  • Michael Brockman as FBI Agent

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