Money Talks is the 1972 docucomedy directed by Allen Funt, the creator of Candid Camera. It is an anthology of pranks and interviews centering on the theme of money. The pranks include a five dollar bill stuck under a car and a couple’s attempts to get it, a female worker who judo slams sexist men, and Muhammad Ali’s attempt to get a C.O.D. for free. Funt also interviews people in order to get their views on money.
This is actually a really good movie. Although it’s not subversive, we get some interesting responses from people. The pranks are pretty good, but the one where they tape dollar bills on women’s butts could never be done today, since people are much more sensitive to sexual harassment. There are a lot of memorable moments from the movie, ranging from a guy who wants to fight in Vietnam because he honestly wants to protect people to the couple trying to move a car to get a 5 dollar bill. Honolulu film fans should buy this film.
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