Other People's Money

  • Danny DeVito: Lawrence Garfield
  • Gregory Peck: Andrew Jorgenson
  • Penelope Ann Miller: Kate Sullivan
  • Piper Laurie: Bea Sullivan
  • Dean Jones: Bill Coles
  • R. D. Call: Arthur
  • Mo Gaffney: Harriet
  • Bette Henritze: Emma
  • Tom Aldredge: Ozzie
  • Leila Kenzle: Marcia
  • Cullen O. Johnson: Gus
  • William De Acutis: Pfeiffer
  • David Wells: Granger
  • Stephanie White: Angeli

Other People's Money (Original Title: Other People's Money ) is an American comedy film from the year 1991 was directed by Norman Jewison, the screenplay was written by Alvin Sargent based on a play by Jerry Sterner. . The main role was played by Danny DeVito.


Lawrence Garfield is a corporate raider, so an entrepreneur who buys weak companies on the path of hostile takeover, ausschlachtet and sell the assets at a profit. That is why it is also called Larry the Liquidator. His next goal is to wire factory New England Wire and Cable, which is led by Andrew Jorgenson. Garfield, who already owns shares, Jorgenson visited in his factory in Rhode Iceland and explains his plans: The wire plant will be sold to generate income. At the moment it is not profitable. Jorgenson can be cumbersome suppress a tantrum and throws out Garfield. This begins to buy shares of New England Wire and Cable in a big way. The attorney Kate Sullivan, daughter of Jorgenson's wife and partner Bea Sullivan, hired to fend off the takeover. After some legal battles between the attractive and Kate Lawrence, the shareholder vote on the company's future approaches. Garfield falls in love with Kate. Shortly before the vote, he makes her to marry him and reveals to her a sensitive side. He says she would hate him after the vote. Also a few days before the decision provides the wife Jorgenson Lawrence Garfield their total private savings, $ 1,000,000 in, Garfield would leave the factory in peace; other hand, one of the managers of the company for a high level of personal compensation is willing to vote for Garfield.

At the shareholders' meeting Jorgenson and Garfield make long speeches in their various economic standpoints dar. Jorgenson is a charismatic, patriarchal corporate leader who evokes the shareholders to save the company and its jobs. At the same time he insulted Garfield, whom he represents as amoral and greedy. Garfield compares Jorgenson's speech with a prayer, as the company producing obsolete products and would not be economically viable. His destruction will at least bring money into the pockets of the shareholders who would be able to invest in other companies. Garfield wins the vote, the company comes under his influence.

Shortly after, Kate Sullivan Lawrence Garfield calls. The factory must not be closed, they would have found Japanese investors who want to produce wire for air bags in the factory. Garfield is preparing with much joy before a new meeting.


Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun - Times 18 October 1991, Danny DeVito was the right casting the role of Lawrence Garfield. The last scene of the film took Ebert "artificial" ( "manufactured ").

Desson Howe praised in the Washington Post of 18 October 1991, the representation of Danny DeVito and compared them to part with the presentation of Michael Douglas in the movie Wall Street. He criticized the " broken " ( "abrupt " ) end of the film.