|We are talking about the 1991 movie, Other People's Money, starrting Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, and Piper Laurie, among others.|
We rented it twice and then bought it. I am not sure that the writer and director intended the "Objectivist" slant. At best, perhaps, they wanted Larry the Liquidator to get the girl. To do that, he had to have a "good guy side." At least, that is the protected position from which I have enjoyed this movie several times. For me, the denoument is Larry's speech at the stockholder's meeting. Jorgy speaks of community, of course. Larry says, "Amen! Amen! I say Amen! because I was raised to say Amen! at the end of a prayer... and that's what that was: a prayer, not a business plan." Larry asks rhetorically, where the union was all this time, when things were getting bad. He asks why the town never offered any tax abatements. And he points out that wire and cable are being eclipsed by glass fiber. The moral foundation of Larry's speech is supported by his earlier statement that he makes money for widows and orphans.
I own two other mixed-premise movies, Wall Street and Boiler Room. Other People's Money is the best of the three.
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