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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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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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Torso
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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,535 (USA) (30 June 2002)

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$2,535 (USA) (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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Salman: Eat flaming death, Francis.
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References Desert Thunder (1999) See more »

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Midnight at the Oasis
Written by David Nichtern
Performed by Maria Muldaur
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Ouch. I just watched that.
26 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is so bad, it's not even bad enough to be cult-like bad.

I can't tell you a single thing good about this movie. I don't know where to begin with how poorly done it is.

It seemed to be shot with available lighting in a lot of scenes, or no lighting when there should have been some fill. The acting was stilted, the delivery as well. The editing was horrible for a film of it's budget. The props and concepts were horrid. The references to computers and technology were 20 years behind. Let's not even start with the useless titles and their horrid size and font.

The entire time I watched this I was mad, frustrated even. I kept wanting it to either become much worse, in which case I could enjoy it for its badness, or better- neither of which ever happened. I just sat through it screaming, "Why? Why?".


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