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Mr. Billion (1977)

When an American billionaire dies, his poor Italian nephew inherits everything, provided he can arrive in the USA to claim his inheritance before the deadline but the corporate lawyer-executor tries to steal the inheritance.

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Guido Falcone
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Rosie Jones
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John Cutler
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Duane Hawkins
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Leopold Lacy
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Col. Clayton T. Winkle
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Bernie
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Sheriff T.C. Bishop
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Lucy
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Pops Dinwitty
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Carnell Dinwitty
David S. Cass Sr. ...
Boss Kidnapper (as Dave Cass)
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Black Kidnapper
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Italian Kidnapper
Frances Heflin ...
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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>

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The eyes of the nation are on . . . MR. BILLION! See more »


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3 March 1977 (USA)  »

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The Windfall  »

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$4,590,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Final film of William Redfield. He died of leukemia about a month after filming was completed. See more »

Goofs

When Valerie Perrine is on the train and orders a drink, the attendant says it is a dollar and a half. The receipt she gets says $1.25, not $1.50. See more »

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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.


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