5.0/10
308
6 user 12 critic

Million Dollar Mystery (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery | 12 June 1987 (USA)
A disparate group of travelers is eating in an isolated restaurant when a man drops dead of a heart attack. Before he dies, they discover that he is wanted for stealing several million ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The life of the great actress, Sarah Bernhardt.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Daniel Massey, Yvonne Mitchell
Ashanti (1979)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After his mistress is savagely beaten up a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Misadventures of an ambitious unlucky Irishman who goes on a long and arduous trip to Africa along with his wife and bumbling cousin in hopes of starting a trucking business there.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Elmo Williams
Stars: Stephen Boyd, Juliette Gréco, David Wayne
See No Evil (1971)
Certificate: GP Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young blind woman is pursued by a maniac while staying with family in their country manor.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey
The Last Run (1971)
Certificate: GP Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A former getaway driver from Chicago (George C. Scott) has retired to a peaceful life in a Portuguese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Fleischer, John Huston
Stars: George C. Scott, Tony Musante, Trish Van Devere
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three farm boys in the Old West help a wounded bank robber, who teaches him the trade.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron Howard
Tough Enough (1983)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Carlene Watkins, Stan Shaw
Che! (1969)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Omar Sharif, Jack Palance, Cesare Danova
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A melodrama about two love triangles. In the first, Hagalin is killed by his mistress and her lover. In the second, attorney ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Orson Welles, Juliette Gréco, Bradford Dillman
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ambitious cowboy will stop at nothing to get what he wants, including using the affections of two women.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Don Murray, Richard Egan, Lee Remick
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Rollie
Wendy Sherman ...
Lollie
...
Stuart Briggs
Mona Lyden ...
Barbara Briggs
...
Howie Briggs
...
Tugger
Pam Matteson ...
Dotty
...
Crush
Penny Baker ...
Charity
...
Faith (as Tawny Feré)
LaGena Hart ...
Hope
...
Sidney Preston
Mack Dryden ...
Fred
Jamie Alcroft ...
Bob
...
Slaughter
Edit

Storyline

A disparate group of travelers is eating in an isolated restaurant when a man drops dead of a heart attack. Before he dies, they discover that he is wanted for stealing several million dollars, and he tells them that he has hidden a million dollars in each of four different locations, and gives them clues as to where the locations are. They all then take off and try to get to the hidden treasure before any of the others do. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There are millions hidden somewhere nearby, and these wild and crazy people will do almost anything to find it.

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 June 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Money Mania  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$989,033 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Fleischer's theatrical film as director. See more »

Goofs

The green car that Mr. & Mrs. Briggs steal is a Ford LTD, but in interior shots of the car, a Lincoln emblem is on the steering wheel. See more »

Quotes

Tugger: What in the holy hell was he doing with a paper-shredder this big?
Stuart: Well, he worked for the government, didn't he?
See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Goin' For The Gold
Performed by New Money feat. James House
Written by John Lewis Parker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
In the tradition of Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, this newer comedy has quite a few funny moments
16 May 2017 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

In a small Arizona town, Sidney (Tom Bosley) drops into a diner for a bite. Asking what is good to eat, he learns the chili is very hot but tasty. Despite uttering words that it wouldn't matter if his stomach gets upset, Sid orders it. Not two minutes later, he is on the floor dying. But, before his final breath, he gives notice that he was a government worker, stole some money as revenge, and has hidden a cool million under four Arizona bridges. Whoa, that's incredible news! In the diner at this moment are the chef and his wife, an accountant with his wife and precocious son, a ladies man and his entourage, and a honeymoon couple. They all heard the news and start off on a wild chase for the money. Along the way, they pick up a crazed Nam vet, Slaughter (Rich Hall), a pair of law enforcement officers and two FBI agents in pursuit of Sidney. Only the smart kid seems to have a brain to figure things out, while the honeymooners have to stop often for a sly tryst. As they all locate the first million, the suitcase holding the dough opens and money blows in the wind. Aargh!. As they move onto the next bridge and the next, does this group of bumbling folks have any chance of becoming rich? In the tradition of Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World and coming before Rat Race, the concept of ordinary folks making fools over themselves in an impossible run for the money is still very entertaining. Most of the cast is unknown, although nicely adept, while Bosley, Hall, and Kevin Pollack are big hoots. The clever script is a huge asset, while the Arizona highways and byways are a delight, too. Naturally, the direction keeps up a fast, fast pace. Folks, why buy cable or watch reruns when you can entertain the family with gems like this?


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?