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A Million to Juan (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  15 May 1994 (USA)
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Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for ... See full summary »

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Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in 30 days. Initially he uses the check to convince people to extend credit to him. In the meantime he also attracts a woman who is in a dead end relationship with a bossy businessman. At the end of the 30 days, he finds his life in turmoil, the things he got on credit is repossessed, and he is being evicted from his dwelling and being sent back to Mexico. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Money can't buy everything. Yeah, right. See more »

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Rated PG for some very mild language | See all certifications »
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15 May 1994 (USA)  »

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A Million to One  »

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Quotes

Jorge: What is it that every Chicano family needs and very few have?
Juan Lopez: Birth control.
Jorge: Chicano celebrity totem poles.
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Version of Your Show Time: The Million Pound Bank Note (1949) See more »

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AZUCAR NEGRA
Performed by Celia Cruz
Written by Mario Diaz
Celia Cruz appears courtesy of RMM Records and Video Corp.
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Funny, Inspiring, and beautiful
26 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

A million to Juan is simply put, a great movie. The sound may be at times poor, and the images a bit grainy, but the heart and satire behind it surely makes up for it. The struggle of Juan makes you sad, but his honesty and intregity make you believe in him. I have seen this movie over fifty times, and I could still catch it on cable and enjoy all over again.


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