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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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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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What goes around, comes around. Even... Twenty Bucks. 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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Written by Darren Loveday and Stephen Loveday
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13 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

The problem with movies that actually try not to insult your intelligence is that they are totally inaccessible and make you feel like you're sitting at a table in the high school cafeteria with the cool kids . . . they'll let you watch, but you should not be under any illusion that you belong. This is not the case with Twenty Bucks. I caught this one on UPN last Sunday and was amazed. It's a fascinating story of a $20 bill's journey in and out of the lives of people to whom it changes hands. Sometimes it's only there for a moment, sometimes it's there for days, sometimes it doesn't go where you might think it would go, but it's always an interesting story. This is a wonderful anthology film that manages to introduce many characters and get you brought up to speed on their lives in a brief period of time. And check out those credits! You know who these actors are, and it's obvious that no one was letting their ego get in the way of telling the story. It's a wonderful, lovingly crafted movie that is well worth your time to see.


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