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

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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, ... See full summary »

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Andy Kasper
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Alisa
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Darrell Claxton
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Francis Benoit
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Curtis 'Tiny' Reese
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Salman Fard
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Hank
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Lloyd Acheson
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Mrs. 'B'
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Robin
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Willy (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
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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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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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Opening Weekend:

$2,535 (USA) (28 June 2002)

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$2,535 (USA) (28 June 2002)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Andy: To the last hurrah. I can't tell you how jazzed I am. I don't care about the pay cut. Do you know how long we can live off top Ramen?
Robin: Ten cockroaches can live a year off a single postage stamp
Andy: Exactly. We'll be like the cockroaches. Totally unencumbered. I don't need that big apartment.
Robin: Andy, I think you missed the point of my little cockroach factoid. I don't want any part of your poverty experiment.
Andy: So you don't want anything to do with me without my huge salary?
Robin: Would you want anything to do...
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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99 dollar Pc
2 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man quits his job, and winds up taking on a very strange assignment from his new boss,, him along with 3 other guys, will attempt to do the impossible create assemble and get up and running a 99 dollar pc. what a challenge this now presents to the man,, Jake Busey , and Rosario Dawson star in this kind of strange but cool movie. along the way they encounter many challenges from bigger companies,, Corporate America and the like,, our main character doesn't really like his boss,, and who really can actually say that they do,, I don't care for my idiot , incompetent boss, and also I thought that the teaming up of him along with the other 3 guys was kinda cool, because each man ultimately brings something to the table,, kind of a Jr. Silicon Valley , training ground so to speak,, not a bad movie,, but not great either.


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