Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  22 May 1985 (USA)
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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.



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Brewster is a minor league baseball player. Unknown to him, he had a (recently deceased) rich relative. In order to test if Brewster knows the value of money, he is given the task of disposing of $30m in 30 days. Brewster isn't allowed to have any assets to show for the $30m or waste the money in any way. If successful, Brewster gets to inherit $300m. The biggest problem of all however, is that Brewster can't tell anyone what he's doing, so everyone thinks he's crazy. Add to this the fact that if he fails, two scheming trustees will get their hands on the money, Brewster's task is not an easy one. Written by Rob Hartill

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From the people that brought you "The Warrriors", "48 Hrs.", and "Streets of Fire" comes a film about one man's chance to be rich... with a catch. See more »




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Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brewsters millioner  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$38,800,000 (USA)

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One of four 1985 cinema movies that featured actor-comedian John Candy that were first released in that year. The other pictures were Summer Rental (1985), _Volunteers_ and Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985). In 1985, Candy also appeared in the tele-movies The Last Polka (1985), The Canadian Conspiracy (1985) and Martin Short: Concert for the North Americas (1985) which therefore totaled to seven productions for Candy for the year of 1985. See more »


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Words & Music by Huey Lewis and Ry Cooder
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Can't go wrong with Pryor and Candy
5 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brewster's Millions starring Jack Buchanan, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edward Abeles, Dennis O'Keefe, and now, Richard Pryor. Yes, this is the 5th reincarnation of this story, and probably the funniest Richard Pryor movie out there, A simple story: to inherit millions, Monty (Pryor) must spend a certain amount of money in a certain amount of time without ending up with anything he didn't originally own. The idea is to teach the value of a dollar. Oh, yes, he can't tell anyone what he is doing.

So, of course, everyone thinks he's a nut. including the lovely Lonette McKee (ATL, Men of Honor), who is supposed to oversea his spending.

The film features the late John Candy (Canadian Bacon) as his BFF. If you are not familiar with his work, this is an excellent choice.

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