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The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 October 2002 (Russia)
Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father. He gets a new job at a top notch research facility, ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Acheson
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Mrs. 'B'
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Claudia Goss (as Heather Paige Kent)
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Ben (as John M. Rothman)
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Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father. He gets a new job at a top notch research facility, where he quickly makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 Personal Computer. He recruits the only available guys at the lab, three sociopaths. Together they really compile a revolutionary PC for $99, but then they become the victims of a venture capitalist and Andy's old foe from the research lab. Can he and his new friends find a way to overcome the problems? Written by kaeng

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When things get odd... The odd get even

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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11 October 2002 (Russia)  »

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The First $20 Million  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,535, 30 June 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,535, 30 June 2002
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Po Bronson (author of the book) played a cameo role in the film as one of many tuba players living in the same building as the main character. See more »

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When Andy moves into Mrs. B house she puts him in room number 2. (You see the number on the door.) He then goes to the bathroom and meets Alisa and introduces himself and says he lives in number 3. Alisa says she lives in 2. After Alisa makes the prototype case she enters her room, but it's room 3. See more »

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[the guys are meeting at a restaurant after their design was "stolen"]
Andy: Guess what guys? I had a VISION!
Tiny: [skeptically] That involved third-world school kids?
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References Desert Thunder (1999) See more »

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Is That How You Get Off
Written by Andrew Dolittle and Simon Jones
Performed by Big Yoga Muffin
Courtesy of The Echo Label Ltd.
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Oh Come On...It's a Lot of Fun
17 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Boy, the reviews of this film are terrible, but I think it was a fun movie, with clever characterizations and satire. Okay, it's not a top-notch film, but come on, it's a blast to watch, and does not deserve such evil comments that have been made. I think Adam Garcia keeps the movie running smoothly with an amiable personality. Farce is a tough nut to make, so I guess people can't handle some of the silliness. But this film is not as bad as many are led to believe.


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