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Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | | Comedy | 22 May 1985 (USA)
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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Yesterday he was a relief pitcher in the minor leagues of life. Today he's been handed the American Dream... on a very hot plate. See more »




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Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lluvia de dólares  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)


$38,800,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The "Hackensack Bull" mascot costume used for the movie was made by Carol Flemming Mascot Costumes. The studio ordered it at the last minute and it was delivered within one week. See more »


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Very good work
3 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I genuinely liked this movie. Richard Pryor in 1985 and before is one of the finest comedians/actors. If you saw "Blue Collar" or "Stir Crazy" or that one with the blind kids on the bus, you will see what I mean. John Candy is without a doubt the funniest comedy actor after Don Knotts (my opinion of course, there are many great comedic actors). I only had one problem with this movie. For instance, when Brewsters rich uncle said that it was against the rules to buy a picasso and then turn it into firewood, how come he was able to buy a valuable stamp, and then have it canceled by mailing (in effect, devaluing it)? I guess it wouldn't matter since he could give some money away, but then why not just give it all to one person and save the time?

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