MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,723 this week

Mr. Billion (1977)

PG  |   |  Drama, Comedy, Romance  |  3 March 1977 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 615 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 4 critic

Anthony Falcon is a billionaire. After he dies, he leaves his entire estate to his Italian nephew, Guido Falcone, a mechanic who wishes to be a cowboy. To get his inheritance, he has to go ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5721 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 07 Oct 2012
 
a list of 354 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
 
a list of 3109 titles
created 27 Apr 2013
 
a list of 260 titles
created 31 Mar 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Mr. Billion" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mr. Billion (1977)

Mr. Billion (1977) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mr. Billion.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Bud Spencer, Robert Middleton
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Steno
Stars: Bud Spencer, Adalberto Maria Merli, Raymond Pellegrin
Banana Joe (1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.

Director: Steno
Stars: Bud Spencer, Marina Langner, Mario Scarpetta
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Bambino tries to teach his brother Trinity how to become an outlaw, but the two wind up saving a pioneer family and breaking up an arms ring instead.

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer
Charleston (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Con-man tries to pull a fast one on what appears to be an easy prey, but his "victim" scams him for five million dollars!

Director: Marcello Fondato
Stars: Bud Spencer, Herbert Lom, Jack La Cayenne
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three rogues set out to rob $300,000 from an Indian-hating cavalry major.

Directors: Damiano Damiani, Sergio Leone
Stars: Terence Hill, Miou-Miou, Robert Charlebois
Western | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young, easygoing gunman (Hill) worships and competes with an old gunfighter (Fonda) who only wants to retire.

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: Terence Hill, Henry Fonda, Jean Martin
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Renegade Luke has been living an easy life so far, travelling through the southwest with his horse Joe, making money by running small-time scams. All this comes to an end when he encounters... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Terence Hill, Robert Vaughn, Ross Hill
Cat and Dog (1983)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

L.A.P.D. Captain Parker finally is going on Holiday with all his family. At the last moment he has to cancel the program to re-capture a pilferer named Tony Roma, bad copy of a Latin lover.... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Corbucci
Stars: Bud Spencer, Tomas Milian, Marc Lawrence
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A drifter comes to town where his brother is sheriff. His brother is actually a robber who broke the real sheriff's leg and left him for dead, and became sheriff in order to hide out. They ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias
Western | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mysterious gunfighter named Django is employed by a local crooked political boss as a hangman to execute innocent locals framed by the boss, who wants their land. What the boss doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Terence Hill, Horst Frank, George Eastman
Lucky Luke (TV Series 1992)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stars: Terence Hill, Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad, Neil Summers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Guido Falcone
...
Rosie Jones
...
John Cutler
...
Duane Hawkins
William Redfield ...
Leopold Lacy
...
Col. Clayton T. Winkle
...
Bernie
...
Sheriff T.C. Bishop
Kate Heflin ...
Lucy
Sam Laws ...
Pops Dinwitty
Johnny Ray McGhee ...
Carnell Dinwitty
David S. Cass Sr. ...
Boss Kidnapper (as Dave Cass)
...
Black Kidnapper
...
Italian Kidnapper
Frances Heflin ...
Mrs. Apple Pie
Edit

Storyline

Anthony Falcon is a billionaire. After he dies, he leaves his entire estate to his Italian nephew, Guido Falcone, a mechanic who wishes to be a cowboy. To get his inheritance, he has to go to California and within a specified time or the estate will fall under the control of the executor, John Cutler, who wishes that to happen. And it might just happen, cause Guido doesn't like to fly, so by the time he gets to America, he will just have enough time to get there. But running into some undesirable individuals, he loses all of his money and has to find a way to get there. Cutler has also sent Rosie Jones to try to get Guido to sign a paper, wherein he relinquishes all claims to the estate but she instead falls for him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When a simply garage mechanic suddenly inherits a billion dollars, he gets more action, excitement, romance and riotous adventure than money can buy! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 March 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Windfall  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Chill Wills. See more »

Goofs

By 1976 San Francisco cable cars no longer went to Presidio Avenue, which is painted on the front, and were no longer operated by the California Street Cable R.R. Company, which is painted on the side panel. See more »

Connections

Features My Darling Clementine (1946) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A funny road-action pic done right
18 September 1998 | by (Flowery Branch, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Mr. Billion is a highly entertaining, fast-moving road action comedy in the "Smokey and the Bandit" style. The basic plot concerns an heir to a billion-dollar fortune, an Italian mechanic and race driver played by Terrence Hill, who must travel to California to claim his inheritance within a certain amount of time. If Terrence's character does not get to the corporate offices in time to claim the inheritance, the entire estate will end up in the hands of the executor, played devilishly by Jackie Gleason. Gleason's character continually directs a concerted effort throughout the film to stop the rightful heir from getting there on time.

Now, forget the plot. As you have probably guessed, the above situation simply sets the stage for the real feature of this movie--the bone-jarring, speed-limit-busting, car-rattling stunts, including a railroad jump stunt you have to see to believe. There's plenty of humor in this movie, too, and all of the players (Hill, Gleason, and Slim Pickens thrown in to boot) really have fun with the script and their characterizations.

To be honest, I first saw this movie on TV when I was about 13, but I often think back on this film and I think I would still enjoy it today (I'm 33 now) if it ever came back on TV. However, a trip to the rental store would probably be too much effort to expend on this film.

In summary, if you like road-action pics, this is an excellent kick-back-and-enjoy movie to spend an evening with.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Complete Copy? Texian04
Discuss Mr. Billion (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?