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Twenty Bucks (1993)

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
George Morfogen ...
Jack Holiday
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Anna Holiday (as Sam Jenkins)
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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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Mrs. McCormac
William H.D. Marlett ...
Patrick (as Willie Marlett)

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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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Comedy | Drama

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

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22 October 1993 (USA)  »

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20 taalaa  »

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Chloe Webb insisted on not being credited for her small role as a convenience store clerk. 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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Sam Mastrewski: I'm not as bad as I look.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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For the Love of Money
Written by Kenny Gamble (as K. Gamble), Leon Huff (as L. Huff), Anthony Jackson (as A. Jackson)
Performed by The O'Jays
Administered by Warner/Tamberlane Pulishing Corporation
Courtesy Sony Music
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
(c) 1974 Mighty 3 Music Group
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buck the system
13 March 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Twenty Bucks" focuses on a $20 bill getting passed around from person to person, and how we get to see the people's lives: a man whose travels have consisted of a trip to the bowling alley, a drug dealer hosting a summer camp, some crooks plotting a robbery, and some people's attempts at relationships. It's a lighthearted but authentic look at the world of today (well, the world of 1993). And it always shows how people are determined to keep going no matter what happens.

Does the movie have any problems? Maybe some of the characters' lives work out too conveniently. But that really doesn't drag the movie down at all. They did a very good job with this movie, and I recommend it. Starring Linda Hunt, Brendan Fraser, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd, Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy (happy birthday, William!).


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