Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Top 5 Tuesdays (T5T) Dreads The Tax Man

It's a week after the fact, but tax day still lingers like a cold mist. So this Tuesday, give me your Top 5 movies involving taxes, accountants, bookkeepers, the I.R.S or anything else of the like.

1. The Untouchables How else can you bring Al Capone down? Certainly not for organized crime.

2. Stranger Than Fiction Harold Crick as the unlucky in love I.R.S. Agent with a special shout out to my friends TJ Jagodowski and Peter Grosz as his co-workers.

3. The Royal Tenenbaums Henry Sherman, that old grizzly bear.

4. Dave The always lovable Charles Grodin as Murray Blum, the simple accountant who straightens out the Whitehouse - at least financially.

5. The Blues Brothers Jake and Elwood are on a mission from God to help save the Catholic school that owes $5000 in taxes.


Moviezzz said...

It's been a while, but wasn't Grodin also an accountant in MIDNIGHT RUN?

PIPER said...

It has been a while for me as well, but I think you're correct.

Jason said...

1. It's a Wonderful Life.
2. Happy Gilmore.
3. Goonies
4. The Untouchables
5. The Shawshank Redemtion

PIPER said...


Good call with Gilmore. I was thinking about that one as well.

And a nice surprise with Goonies and The Shawshank Redemption. I hadn't thought of those.

Megan said...

"If I were your accountant, I'd have to strongly advise you against it."

"Well, you're not my accountant."

"I didn't say I was your accountant. I said if I were your accountant..."

Fox said...

Wow... this is tough one to just rail off the top of my head. The only one I am thinking of right now is Mad Money, but that takes place at a Federal Reserve bank, not the I.R.S.

Hmm... I need to sleep on this one and come back at ya tomorrow morning!

Anonymous said...

1. The Meaning of Life
2. The Royal Tennenbaums(wasn't Danny Glover an accountant?)
3. That French movie where the guy who worked in a condom factory pretended to be gay so he wouldn't get fired
4. Woody Allen said he'd have his accountant pay for Diane Keaton's apartment in Annie Hall so she would move in with him (Woody, not the acct.)
5. Black Caesar

PIPER said...


I know those quotes. And yet, I don't.

What are they from?


Yeah, this wasn't an easy one. I will expect loads of answers this morning. Don't disappoint.


Danny Glover played Henry Sherman, the accountant. I provided that answer. See, if you would just read my brilliant writing, then you would know all the answers.

What part of Meaning Of Life?


3/5 of these were shot in Chicago.

I don't know why you would care about that, but I thought it should be said.

PIPER said...



Blues Brothers, Untouchables and Stranger Than Fiction.

I love Chicago. I visit often.