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For Love or Money (1993)

Doug's a concierge at a luxury hotel on Manhattan. He saves all his tips towards his plan for a hotel. A potential investor seduces the girl, Doug loves, with false promises of leaving his wife. Doug's dilemma: hotel project or girl?

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Doug Ireland
Gabrielle Anwar ... Andy Hart
Anthony Higgins ... Christian Hanover
Michael Tucker ... Harry Wegman
Bob Balaban ... Ed Drinkwater
Isaac Mizrahi ... Julian Russell
Patrick Breen ... Gary Taubin
Udo Kier ... Mr. Himmelman
Simon Jones ... Albert
Dianne Brill Dianne Brill ... Gloria
Dan Hedaya ... Gene Salvatore
Susan Blommaert ... Charlotte
Fyvush Finkel ... Milton Glickman
Mike Moyer ... Charlie the Doorman
Saverio Guerra ... Carmen
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Storyline

Doug is a young man who works all day as a concierge at a luxurious hotel, saving money to make his own business. Unfortunately, when he finds the financial supporter he needs, he discovers that his "savior" is having an affair with the woman he loves. Now, he must choose between money and love. Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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He thought there was nothing as seductive as money. He was wrong. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Concierge See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,016,220, 3 October 1993

Gross USA:

$11,146,270

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,146,270
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The majority of the filming took place around Midtown Manhattan for the hotel scenes, Barney's Department Store where Gabrielle Anwar's character works, the Central Park scenes, FAO Schwartz, the jazz club and where Doug chats up with Freddy the horse carrarige rider. While other scenes such as Christian's Mansion in the Hamptons, Doug and Andy's apartments in the city and Doug's dream hotel site in Roosevelt Island were shot not too far away. See more »

Goofs

When Christian meets Andy in the hotel room for the first time, he removes his wedding ring while talking to Doug. When Andy enters the room Christian has the ring on. See more »

Quotes

Doug Ireland: I'm a genie in a suit, just rub me and make a wish.
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Connections

Referenced in What I Like About You: For Love or Money (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Reggae Inna Summertime
Written by Quino, Gregory T. Blakney (as G.T. Blakney), Jerome Cruz (as J. Cruz) and Manfred Reinke (as M. Reinke)
Performed by Big Mountain
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Nice
18 December 2002 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Michael J. Fox is the concierge Doug Ireland and Gabrielle Anwar plays the woman he loves in Barry Sonnenfeld film For Love or Money (1993).The acting work is superb.The chemistry really works between the main stars.Fyvush Finkel is also great playing Milton Glickman.This is a nice comedy.It's not perfect but it's nice.Michael J. Fox is great in the lead.This isn't his best movie but he does a great job.This brilliant actor just received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.It was just about time.Fox retired from acting in 2000 because of Parkinson's disease but I surely hope he will recover someday and return to acting. But before that enjoy his working in movies like For Love or Money.


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