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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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Good times a plenty with a spend happy Pryor See more (51 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)

John DiGangi ... Extra (uncredited)

Ronald E. Giles ... Crazed Fan In Battery Park (uncredited)

Naylon Mitchell ... Waiter (uncredited)
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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
 
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
 
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)
 
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Runtime:
97 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Spike Nolan:Monty, this is Hackensack, NJ. No scout comes here, you understand that. Trains are going through the outfield right now. But you strike this guy out, I'll take you with me tonight and get you drunk, that's a promise.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Good times a plenty with a spend happy Pryor, 6 October 2002
Author: mapeoleaf (mapeoleaf@canada.com) from Here abouts, Ontario

I just watched this film for this first time and I thought it was pretty good. I have read several of the other reviews which are dismal to say the least but I am now a fan of Richard Pryor after this film. For truly awesome Pryor watch " Stir Crazy " instead. This is a revamp of an older film of the same name that came out even before " talkies " in fact Thomas Jefferson may have seen the original! The 1919 version could only be an archaic dusty relic that should be examined by archaeologists. That is exactly why this film needed a fresh new take, forget people that feel it is not close enough to the original; it was 1985 during the " me " era and people were spending their dough like it was going out of style. Ronald Reagan was president and Michael J. Fox was Alex P. Keaton on " Family Ties " the Capitalist was the flavor of the week. Richard Pryor is Brewster a washed up baseball player who has been in the minors for 15 years, it seems as if his dreams are being washed up along with his game. His friend Spike played by John Candy (not a super performance from him I might add) is his good friend and catcher on the minor league ball team. Brewster discovers that his great uncle ( a " honky " in his own words) is giving his last surviving heir a chance to get $ 300,000,000 or play it safe and get $1,000,000. The only stipulation to get a the big pay out he needs to play a little game, his great uncle was a crotchety tormented man (too much cigar smoke, watch the flick). Brewster has to spend 30 mill. in 30 days, with absolutely no assets. That is a tough situation if ever there was one. The movie is really fun, its fantastic to watch Pryor trying to spend every last penny. I guess the movie's intention is to show how extravagance can be a real pain in the ass!! I loved Pryor as Brewster, I wanted him to be successful, he is so damn funny and a truly likable guy. Candy is the buddy role, and his character is unfortunately, two dimensional. I love John Candy (Bless Him) but he cannot make much out of an under developed role. Watch a hilarious performance of Seventh Heaven (TV Minister) as the conniving lawyer who seems like he has a rake up his ass and you really want to see him get his just desserts. The movie is a little slow at times but you will be cheering for Brewster along the way and see the hordes of regular people (those without 30 mill to blow) enjoying his riches. The conclusion is a little bit weak as well but the many comic moments make up for it. Watch this flick, it might be a winner for you.

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