Easy Money

Easy Money (film)

Easy Money is a 1983 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by James Signorelli and written by Rodney Dangerfield, Michael Endler, P.J. O’Rourke and Dennis Blair.

Quote: “Uppers, downers, a little tootsarootski.”


  • This is the first film in which Martin Scorsese’s mother Catherine Scorsese played Joe Pesci’s mother. She is seated next to Pesci’s character at the wedding ceremony.
  • Some of Julio's dialogue, specifically from the scene where his brother hides behind a bush offering suggestions, was borrowed for Anthrax's song, "I'm the Man".
  • The movie was reviewed in Ken Knight's "THE MIDNIGHT SHOW~Late Night Cable TV Guy-Flicks of the 80's" book where Knight talks about the "mysteriously-deleted" Boxing Match scene where actress Kimberly McArthur gets topless one more time for Rodney Dangerfield's character to tease him like she did on the lawn earlier in the film. The "boxing match" topless scene was found only on the Cable-TV version of the film and never made it onto VHS or even future DVD versions of the film.

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