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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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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 »

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Alisa: Big ups to you.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 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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Don't Let others spoil the fun

It is sad that the reviews on this movie are so poor. Personally my wife and I thought it was very good. I enjoyed the movie and the concept of a 99 dollar laptop is nice. We are quite some time from a price like that, but one can dream. Anyway, I have learned to never let someone else's opinion spoil what could be a great movie. I really enjoyed the film and hope the reviews get better!!


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