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Brewster's Millions (1985)

 -  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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You don't have to be crazy to blow 30 million dollars in 30 days. But it helps. See more »

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22 May 1985 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,800,000 (USA)
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Seventh big screen adaptation of George Barr McCutcheon's 1902 novel "Brewster's Millions". It's the eighth if one counts the 1954 Indian Telugu movie adaptation Vaddante Dabbu (1954). Since this 1985 Brewster's Millions (1985), two more Indian versions have been made [to date, August 2013]. The earlier English language versions were made and released in the following years: 1914 (lost), 1921, 1926, 1935, 1945, and 1961, with this 1985 Brewster's Millions (1985) version launching about twenty-four years after the then most recent version from 1961. All these English language films were called "Brewster's Millions" except for two, 1961's Three on a Spree (1961) and 1926's Miss Brewster's Millions (1926). See more »

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The train that cuts through the infield of the Hackensack stadium says "The Pine Tree Route", a slogan for the Maine Central railroad. See more »

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[On night 29, Angela Drake is calculating all the expenses and finds that Monty had spent the remaining $38,000 on the big party in the Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom; Brewster walks into the room to see the inevitable]
Monty Brewster: Hi. I thought I'd find you here. Listen, since Warren's not around, I... thought maybe I can escort you to the party.
Angela Drake: Monty, I'm real sorry about you retiring from baseball. I know how much it meant to you.
Monty Brewster: That's all right. I mean, it happens to everyone sooner or later. It's the ...
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Comedy Gold
24 November 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I cant understand the low IMDb rating for what is a very funny film with two great stars in Richard Pryor and John Candy. Even though its a re-make and very much of its time (the 1980's) there is till plenty of entertainment to be had. Some of the areas of the film are still very relevant if you really could vote for none of the above isn't that a better vote than many of todays politicians? In tone this film is very similar to another 80's comedy - Trading Places, although this is the slightly lesser film it's still very enjoyable with plenty of comedy highlights. Pryor is outstanding and with the talented John Candy in support the film certainly doesn't lack laughs. There is even a message attached in places about the perils of greed and money but the ending feels quite abrupt and it would be nice to see the other characters re-action to the outcome.

8/10 - A bright and breezy comedy.


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