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Brewster's Millions -- Richard Pryor and John Candy star in this outrageous comedy about a baseball pitcher who discovers he has to blow $30 million in 30 days as a condition to inherit a much greater fortune.


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Release Date:
22 May 1985 (USA) See more »
An American excess story. See more »
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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  (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 .... sound 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. .... sound 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 .... sound 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
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
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
Michael Dick .... location manager: New York
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)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
102 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film's tagline "An American excess story" spoofed the American dream phrase of "An American success story". Moreover, another tagline, "Your Basic Riches-To-Rags Comedy", was similar to two taglines from the earlier Steve Martin comedy The Jerk (1979) which read, "From rags to rags" and "A rags to riches to rags story".See more »
Continuity: When being told of the challenge, Monty closes the case that holds the Million Dollars and locks it. No one re-opens it, but just before he leaves the office, it is shown open again.See more »
Monty Brewster:Marilyn? I could die in this room.See more »
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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?
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?
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Good Production, Especially Considering the Substance., 1 August 2002
Author: tfrizzell from United States

Richard Pryor stars as a minor-league baseball pitcher in New Jersey who gets an inheritance, but the inheritance has a large catch. Pryor will inherit $300 million in 30 days if he can spend $30 million in that time, but he must have nothing of value after that time period. A really smart idea that works due to the comedic talents of Pryor more than anything else. His uncanny ability to portray highly sympathetic characters is also very important here. John Candy shines as Pryor's best friend. A nice little film that toes the line on being something really special. It does not quite reach high levels, but it does come close and overall it is an entertaining and noble work. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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