Richie Rich (film)/Awesome

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  • Mr. Rich gets a great crowning moment. The Riches are forced to open the legendary Rich Vault to Mr. Van Dough. When he does, he is shocked to find that all it holds are mementos of the Riches' lives, dating back to when Mr. and Mrs. Rich started dating, instead of the Scrooge McDuck-style piles of cash and coin he was expecting.

Van Dough: The money? Where is the money?!
Mr. Rich: (in his best are-you-fucking-kidding-me? voice) In banks! Where else? Oh! And the stock market, real estate...
Van Dough: Are you kidding me? You mean to tell me that there isn't a single gold bar, or emerald, or thousand-dollar bill in this entire mountain?!
Mr. Rich: Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, Lawrence, but that's not what we treasure.

    • The vault scene also has a bit of Crowning Moment of Heartwarming to it when Richie comes in and finds out that this was where all his childhood mementos - the signs that he had loving parents and a happy childhood - had been stored.
    • What makes the scene even more awesome, was Richard's nonchalant response to the question "Where is the vault?" That should have not only clued us in that there was no money in there, but it also made Van Dough realize if he wanted to see the vault, all he had to do was ask instead of his elaborate scheme.
  • After Richie's parents go missing, Van Dough offers him a small chair in the office. Richie instead silently walks around the desk to sit in his father's chair.
  • When Reginald jabbed Ellsworth with his fencing foil and berating the School Servant for serving him the wrong coffee, Richie jabs him with the sword causing him to spill cappuccino all over his white fencing uniform.
  • When Van Dough is chasing the Rich family all over Mount Richmore, he tries to climb up the scaffolding ladder. Once he makes it too the top he meets Richie who gives him a familiar smirk, before kicking the ladder off sending Van Dough falling down and hitting his back off the scaffolding.
  • Cadbury beating his cellmate at Gin is both this and hilarious at the same time. It shows that had Van Dough not try to have him killed, he would have survived prison.