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Twenty Bucks (1993)

 -  Drama  -  22 October 1993 (USA)
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A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.

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Angeline
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Baker
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Jack Holiday
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Anna Holiday
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Sam Mastrewski
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Buddha
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Aunt Dotty
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Sam's Mother
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Aunt Zoha
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Ghada Holiday
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Uncle Stash
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Mark (as Noah Margetts)
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The Stripper / Funeral Director
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Mrs. McCormac
William H.D. Marlett ...
Patrick (as Willie Marlett)
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Storyline

The film follows a $20 bill from its ATM birth to its eventual demise. Along the way, the note weaves in and out of the lives of a street person, an aspiring writer, a stripper, two thieves, and many others in surprising and inventive ways. Written by Don Porter <dgp@ee.wustl.edu>

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When you pass the buck, the last thing you expect is change. See more »

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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The script was originally written in 1935 by Endre Bohem, but sat on the shelf until 1990, when his son Leslie Bohem found it upon his father's death. He fell in love with the script and, after updating it for the 90's, sought to have it finally filmed. See more »

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As Frank goes around the counter in the convenience store to open the cash register, we see from the side angle that it is already open. See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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The Easy Life
Written by Ron Aspery
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20 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was everything I thought it would be and wasn't-- all at the same time. Like the plot says it's a movie about the life of a twenty dollar bill and how it is woven amongst the lives of everyday people, but the movie presented this in a very interesting way. The bill does go around but we see it come back around and almost make it back to a few who once had possession of it. This makes the journey of the bill much more intriguing. Strong acting does this movie well too. My favorite scene was easily with Christopher Lloyd and Steve Buscemi as two crooks. Elizabeth Shue and Brendan Fraser's stories are sad, but we can relate to them as normal people. It is interesting how the director shows so much of each character's personality and background with so little screen time. Throughout the entire film, there are recognizable faces and none of them disappoint. Watch out for a enjoyable cameo by Jeremy Piven too. Two thumbs up for the director for reviving an old script.


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