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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, 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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Trivia

The tentative title for this movie during test screenings was "The Big Idea". 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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Darrell: Darrell's been inoculated.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren
Performed by Bobbi Page
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A complete waste of time
14 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Are you kidding me? Jon Favreau wrote the screenplay for this movie? ::shaking head:: Jon, what were you thinking?! This movie is predictable and sophomoric, and the characters are shamefully stereotyped. I get the feeling they were aiming for Revenge of the Nerds, but ended up with Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love. It's a shame that I'll never get that 105 minutes of my life back.


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