A Ruthless Raider's Romance

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY Directed by Norman Jewison; Screenplay by Alvin Sargent

Doughnuts, dogs and money. According to Lawrence Garfield, better known as Larry the Liquidator, they are the three things everyone loves in a straightforward, uncomplicated way. Money, of course, has the advantage over the others in that it is fat-free and cannot poop on the living room rug.

Blessings on cynical Larry, whom tiny, manic Danny DeVito was born to play. He may be the scourge of conservatively managed corporations that labor under the delusion that the business of business is to manufacture something useful, even to be something useful as a provider of jobs and community stability. Larry's insistence that...

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