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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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He has 30 million to spend in 30 days - and he's doing it in the craziest, funniest way ever! 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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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 (1985) and 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 »


On the cover of USA Today it shows a picture of Monty Brewster in front of a podium with his "None of the Above" slogan. The article was to highlight the Yankees exhibition game, and before Brewster had decided to start his mayoral campaign. See more »


Monty Brewster: Why is it when there's trouble we're the ones that get into it. I mean, there's a bar full of people and we're the only ones in jail.
Spike Nolan: I don't think it's racial you know, because I'm in here with you.
Monty Brewster: That's comforting.
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Funny movie.
1 May 2001 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

This movie is consistent with it's humor throughout. So many 80s films start out with an original idea but seem to lose site of it halfway through as it becomes a love story. Not this film, Brewster is trying to spend that money right up until the clock chimes midnight. One of my favorites by Richard Pryor. John Candy only added to it's hilarity.

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