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Other Peoples Money explores the covetousness of an eccentric yet prosperous venture capitalist Larry Garfield Danny DeVito who has found a faltering New England Wire Cable business that looks better broken up and sold at a huge profit than it does active on paper The film explores both sides of the business spectrum the traditional American work ethic versus the vicious capitalistic methods of the 1980s The movie also develops into a conflict between Larry the Liquidator and Kate Sullivan Penelope Ann Miller a corporate lawyer who has a significant relation to the company Chairman and President Jorgy Jorgenson Gregory Peck The corporate take-over battle becomes a little more complicated when Larry and Miss Sullivan are captivated by the financial deal making as well as each other The very beginning of the movie depicts some of Larry Garfields characteristics Larry is the Chairman and CEO of Garfield Investments He has an amazing overall attitude about himself He is extremely wealthy successful and arrogant His self-concept comes from an narcissistic state of mind He is an egotist who feels he does not have to change his attitudes or behavior because he believes he is superior Larry has a type-A personality because the flow of money through corporate acquisitions is the only thing that creates a euphoric environment for him However Larry the Liquidator is extremely intelligent and congenial which makes him intriguing He may be extremely aggressive but he has a charming presence about him which may be the reason for his success Although another way he may have earned his place on Wall Street may be his uses of position power through two bases coercive and legitimate powers The extreme arrogance and aggressive behavior gives the impressio n that his love life may be absent The attorney who stands between him and New England Wire Cable is Miss Kate Sullivan She is a very assertive lawyer who is the daughter of Jorgys
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