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

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 October 2002 (Russia)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Link
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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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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,535 (USA) (28 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: Your mother uses Macintosh!
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References Desert Thunder (1999) See more »

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Tango des Fleurs
Written by Albert Assayag ang G. Chemouny
Performed by Albert Assayag
Courtesy of Atoll Music & LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A fun, light hearted story
5 December 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Ignore the low rating, flames by computer geeks and bad reviews. The First 20 million is always the hardest is an excellent tale of backstab business, living the dream and starting over.

The actors work wonderfully together to produce a high quality of wit and light humor not seen in many of the movies of 2002, and the producers did an excellent budgeting job, seeing as the movie was made on a small budget. The cast are a diverse bunch, and it can only be a matter of time before they all hit it big.

I recommend you at least see it before judging it, remember, it's been badmouthed around the web by geeks who believe the technology in this movie is impossible, remember, the movie is not about computers... but about living the dream!


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