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Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

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Storyline

The UK is about to switch its currency from Pounds to Euros, giving a gang a chance to rob the poorly-secured train loaded with money on its way to incineration. But, during the robbery, one of the big bags falls literally from the sky on Damian's playhouse, a 7-year old given to talking to saints. The boy then starts seeing what the world and the people around him are made of. Ethics, being human and the soul all come to the forefront in this film. Written by Reuben Cogo

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euro | train | robbery | money | saint | See All (164) »

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Can anyone be truly good? See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Family

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Millones  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$70,224 (USA) (11 March 2005)

Gross:

$12,776 (Chile) (21 April 2006)
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Trivia

The film was shooting as the book was being written. See more »

Goofs

Though the film is set around the Christmas holiday, several shots show verdant foliage only likely to be seen in summer. Director Danny Boyle explains the season difference at 30:44 in the DVD commentary and says he was told it looks more like Umbria (the Green Heart of Italy) than Manchester. See more »

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[first lines]
Damian Cunningham: [voiceover] The French have said au revoir to the franc, the Germans have said auf wiedersehen to the mark, and the Portuguese have said... whatever to their thing.
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Crazy Credits

When the Pathe logo comes up, the shadow of the hen has a halo over its head. See more »

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References Edward Scissorhands (1990) See more »

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Happy Birthday
(1893)
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty) and Mildred J. Hill
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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Great, overlooked film
20 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best films I have seen in recent years. Unfortunately not too many people have seen it. Hopefully good word of mouth will gain a wider audience.

Although it stars two child actors, Millions is not a "kids" movie, but can be entertaining and meaningful for all ages. Although the Catholic religious imagery plays a significant role, I would not call this a religious film. As the characters are Catholic, their religion provides their reference point for morality.

This film has humor and mystery, and is quite touching as well. There are some striking visual images. Plus it makes you think. Basically it asks the question: "What does it mean to live a 'good' life?"


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