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Twenty Bucks (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, 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 (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
David Fresco ...
Uncle Stash
Noah Lee Margetts ...
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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This is the fascinating chronicle of the life and times of a twenty dollar bill. 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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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 »

Goofs

The license plates on the cars imply that the story supposedly takes place in Washington DC, but the skyline scenes do not look at all like Washington DC. For one thing, Washington has no high-rise office buildings or skyscrapers. See more »


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It's Money That I Love
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Warner Brothers Productions, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
(c) 1979 Six Pictures Music
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If you love irony, watch it!
28 June 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If you love irony, this is a movie for you! This is an incredible movie with a great storyline. The plot seems obvious if you read the summary but it's far more developed. The characters are each gems, and the actors playing them are of course, all top-notch names. I'd have to put this in the same category as 12:01, Groundhog Day and Short Cuts as far as the time/space ironies as lives and events intermix. If you like any of these, you'll love Twenty Bucks! Worth a hundred!


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