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George Barr McCutcheon (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
22 May 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An American excess story. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(52 articles)
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an enjoyable comedy See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Pryor ... Montgomery Brewster

John Candy ... Spike Nolan

Lonette McKee ... Angela Drake

Stephen Collins ... Warren Cox

Jerry Orbach ... Charley Pegler

Pat Hingle ... Edward Roundfield

Tovah Feldshuh ... Marilyn

Hume Cronyn ... Rupert Horn

Joe Grifasi ... J.B. Donaldo

Peter Jason ... Chuck Fleming

David White ... George Granville

Jerome Dempsey ... Norris Baxter

David Wohl ... Eugene Provost

Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Melvin

Milt Kogan ... Heller
Carmine Caridi ... Salvino

Yakov Smirnoff ... Vladimir

Rick Moranis ... Morty King

Gloria Charles ... Astrid
Yana Nirvana ... Louise

Grand L. Bush ... Rudy (as Grand Bush)

Conrad Janis ... Businessman in Car

Rosetta LeNoire ... Judge R. Woods (as Rosetta Le Noire)
Joseph Leon ... Stamp Store Proprietor

Robert Ellenstein ... Mr. Carter

Reni Santoni ... Vin Rapelito

Alan Autry ... Biff Brown
Joseph G. Medalis ... Bank Executive

Malachy McCourt ... George the Doorman
Roger Til ... Maitre d'

Allan Miller ... Political Newscaster

Mike Hagerty ... Furniture Warehouseman
Kelly Yaegermann ... Law Office Receptionist
Regina Hooks ... Tina

Allan Graf ... Camden Brave

Archie Hahn ... Iceberg Man
Jeffrey Mylett ... Tailor (as Jeff Mylett)
Richard Hochberg ... Tailor

R.D. Call ... Courtroom Guard
Frank Slaten ... Bailiff

Lin Shaye ... Journalist at Rally

Wesley Thompson ... Journalist at Rally
Strawn Bovee ... Journalist at Rally

Matt Landers ... Journalist at Rally
Kip Waldo ... Heckler at Rally
Shaka Cumbuka ... Heckler at Rally

Brad Sanders ... Luther
Bill McConnell ... Plaza Bartender

Margot Rose ... Torchy's Waitress

Joel Weiss ... Paparazzo
Candee Jennings ... Pretty Woman in Bar (as Candy Jennings)
Bennie E. Dobbins ... Hackensack Bulls Coach (as Bennie Dobbins)
Gary Alexander ... Johnson
Joey Banks ... Wilson
Steven Benson ... Benson
Mike Paciorek ... Scharf

Ken Medlock ... Dixon
Robbie T. Robinson ... Mitchell
Ken Knighten ... 3rd Batter

Hank Robinson ... Yankee Game Umpire
Art Reichle ... Minor League Umpire
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marina Anderson ... Secretary (uncredited)
Jack Couch ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Ronald E. Giles ... Crazed Fan In Battery Park (uncredited)

Naylon Mitchell ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Hill 
 
Writing credits
George Barr McCutcheon (based on the novel by)

Herschel Weingrod (screenplay) &
Timothy Harris (screenplay)

Produced by
Lawrence Gordon .... producer
Gene Levy .... executive producer
Joel Silver .... producer
Mae Woods .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ry Cooder 
 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies  (as Freeman Davies)
Michael Ripps 
 
Casting by
Judith Holstra 
Marcia Ross 
 
Production Design by
John Vallone 
 
Art Direction by
William Hiney  (as William Hiney Jr.)
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Germain .... makeup artist
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist: Mr. Pryor
Dagmar Loesch .... hair stylist
Julia L. Walker .... hair stylist: Mr. Pryor (as Julia Walker)
 
Production Management
Gene Levy .... unit production manager
Michael Rauch .... unit production manager: New York (as Mike Rauch)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Beau Marks .... first assistant director
Emmitt-Leon O'Neill .... second assistant director
Ken Rudnick .... assistant director: second unit, New York
Jay Tobias .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Cate Bangs .... set designer
Ronnie Chambers .... lead man (as Ron Chambers)
James M. Davis .... construction foreman (as Jim Davis)
Jaymes Hinkle .... production painter
Johnny Lattanzio .... construction coordinator (as John Lattanzio)
John Schacht .... lead man
Marjorie Stone .... set designer
Edmund Villa .... property assistant (as Ed Villa)
John Zemansky .... property master
 
Sound Department
Joseph D. Blair .... sound re-recordist
Destiny Borden .... assistant sound editor
John Dunn .... sound editor
Donald Flick .... foley editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
David W. Gray .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Ron Harris .... adr mixer (as Ronald R. Harris)
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Robert L. Hoyt .... re-recording mixer
Bonnie Koehler .... sound editor
Greg W. Lowe .... adr recordist (as Greg Lowe)
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Vince Melandri .... adr editor
T.A. Moore Jr. .... re-recording mixer
John Pospisil .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Purvis .... sound editor (as Steve Purvis)
B. Scott Senechal .... boom operator (as Scott Senechal)
John J. Stephens .... re-recording mixer
James E. Webb .... production sound mixer (as Jim Webb)
Linda Whittlesey .... foley editor
Jeffrey Kaplan .... machine room operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Clay Pinney .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunt coordinator (as Bennie Dobbins)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Altman .... assistant camera
Timothy Brennan .... best boy
Dick Colean .... camera operator
Derek Garth .... grip
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera
Ray Kinzer .... key grip
Richard A. Mention III .... assistant camera (as Ricky Mention)
Rick Neff .... camera operator
LeRoy Patton .... collaborative director of photography: New York
Baird Steptoe .... assistant camera
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
Charles F. Wheeler .... additional photographer
Carl Boles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Kurt Braun .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Michael Orefice .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: New York
Jim Green .... extras casting
Carl Joy .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Callahan .... set costumer: men
Stephanie Colin .... women's set costumer
Alice Daniels .... costumer: Mr. Pryor
Dan Moore .... costume supervisor: men
Barbara Siebert .... costume supervisor: women (as Barbara Siebert-Bolticoff)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Carmel Davies .... assistant film editor
Terry Haggar .... color consultant (as Terry P. Haggar)
Andrew Head .... supervising color consultant
Howard Heard .... assistant film editor
Robert Hernandez .... assistant film editor
Rob Hummel .... daily color consultant
Steve Johnson .... colorist
Larry Rovetti .... daily color consultant
Yôko Seto .... apprentice film editor
 
Location Management
Michael Dick .... location manager: New York
 
Music Department
Kathleen Bennett .... assistant music editor (as Kathy Bennett)
Raechel Donahue .... vocal effects advisor
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Douglas Vaughan .... music playback (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ronnie Baker .... transportation coordinator
Russ Dwyer .... transportation captain
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nancy Aprile .... cost estimator
Rafe Blasi .... publicity coordinator
Anthony Gibson .... production assistant
Deborah Johnson .... assistant: Water Hill
Rashon Khan .... assistant: Richard Pryor
David Kohan .... production assistant
Luca Kouimelis .... script supervisor
Jackie McEvoy .... production office coordinator: New York
Harriet Monroe .... assistant: Gene Levy
Paul Mooney .... production consultant
Suzanne Nupoff .... assistant: Lawrence Gordon
Ron Rotholz .... assistant: Joel Silver
Preston Simms .... craft service
Kimberly Sizemore .... assistant: Richard Pryor
Amy Tebo .... production assistant
Elaine K. Thompson .... production associate
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen .... production coordinator
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Marquetta Cheeks .... assistant to richard pryor (uncredited)
Bill McCamey .... construction nurse (uncredited)
Jim Michaels .... 24 frame computer playback operator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The only ever film collaboration of actor-comedians John Candy and Richard Pryor.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The stamp dealer who sells Monty the rare "Inverted Jenny" stamp claims that "of the one hundred of these stamps originally printed, this is the only known copy in existence." In fact at least 90 specimens of the "Inverted Jenny" are known to survive in the hands of collectors.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)See more »
Soundtrack:
Auld Lang SyneSee more »

FAQ

Rupert seems to be talking directly to Monty. How can he if he never met him?
Uncle Rupert tells Brewster that he knows he's a "failed baseball player", but Roundfeld tells Brewster Rupert died "last month". How could Rupert know about Brewster if he died the previous month?
What about all the clothes and the penthouse that Monty gets after inheiriting the $30 million? Aren't they assets? What about the car he tries to give to Angela late in the film?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
an enjoyable comedy, 23 May 2002
Author: jumpdates from United States

The film is a comedy of how Brewster finds creative ways of spending the 30 million dollars and not always getting it right. He is unable to tell anyone of his real intentions of inheriting 300 million by successfully blowing 30 million dollars in 30 days. As soon as he receives news he goes on a wild spending spree and recruits lawyers, security guards, decorators etc. all at very inflated salaries. Eventually the word goes around and soon everyone is jostling to benefit from his generosity. Some of the people close to him are unnerved by his spending prowess and tries to help him acquire more money through investments which is exactly the opposite of what he wants. This all adds up to a series of very comical events which is most enjoyable to watch. Look out for the upcoming remake of this movie.

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