Favorite Movie Scenes: “Easy Money”

ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES, ever, is Rodney Dangerfield’s Easy Money. It was Rodney’s first starring role, and I’ve always thought it was funnier than Back To School (which I also love). I’ve easily seen Easy Money 20 times, minimum, and each time, I laugh just as hard. Rodney, playing Monte Capuletti, is the heir to his mother-in-law’s fortune left in her will – if he can reform himself and quit his myriad of vices.  Rodney is hysterical but the real gem (though everyone is great) is Joe Pesci. Yes, Joe Pesci-the guy who made you nervous in Goodfellas and Casino…he’s great in Easy Money, playing Nicky, Monte’s hot-headed best friend. Also worth noting is that the movie featured a young Jennifer Jason-Leigh, who played Monte’s daughter, Allison. This is just a little taste…

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