Now that Richie has tons of cash, there's never a dull moment in his life, whether he's exploring Antarctica, making a movie or meeting celebrities. Richie agrees to go to the Swedish House Sensation concert with Murray and Darcy on the same night he promised to be at family game night. Richie is assigned to do a school report on a foreign country, so he contacts the king of an island to set up a "research" vacation. Richie and Harper set up their dad, Cliff, on a date. Meanwhile, Darcy and Murray decide that they should be trained as Richie's security detail. When Richie struggles to write a book report on "The Wizard of Oz," his neighbor Tahj convinces him to make a major motion picture as his report.
Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. The richest kid in the world, Richie Rich, has everything he wants, except companionship. While representing his father at a factory opening, he sees some kids playing baseball across the street. Richie wants to join in, but they don't want him around. When a plot to kill the Rich family is devised by Rich Industries' top executive, Laurence Van Dough, Richie must take over control of the company while searching for his lost parents with the help of some new friends. Written by Mark J. Christine Ebersole as Mrs. Rich though, was a letdown.
The film was distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment label. In theaters, the film was shown with a Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoon called Chariots of Fur.
Dubbed "the poor little rich boy", Richie is the only child of fantastically wealthy parents and is the world's richest kid. In Ape Entertainment began publishing a new licensed Richie Rich comic book series, taking the character in a very different, action-oriented, direction. Although created in , Richie didn't have his own title until The flagship, Richie Rich , ran issues from to with a hiatus from — , followed by a second volume which ran an additional 28 issues from — Certainly Richie was the most successful feature in American comic books in the s. Harvey ceased publishing in , but started up again in under new ownership;  this hiatus resulted in the cancellation of many titles.