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Millions (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 29 April 2005 (USA)
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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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Leslie Phillips
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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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Five saints, two boys and millions of pounds! The countdown is on. 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)  »

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Millones  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$6,583,149 (USA) (26 August 2005)
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Danny Boyle: [Millionaire] At one point, the family is watching Britain's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) on television. This show, of course, plays a huge role in Boyle's later film, Slumdog Millionaire (2008). See more »

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Nations transitioning to the euro were allowed to keep legacy currency in circulation as legal tender for two months - and, even after the official dates, they continued to be accepted for exchange by national central banks for varying periods - and indefinitely in some countries. 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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When the Pathe logo comes up, the shadow of the hen has a halo over its head. See more »

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References Night Mail (1936) See more »

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Hysteria
Music by Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme
Lyrics by Matthew Bellamy
Performed by Muse
Produced by Rich Costey and Muse
Engineered by Rich Costey and Wally Gagel
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
(P) & (C) Taste Media Ltd 2003
Published by Taste Music Ltd
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Heartwarming but not saccharine
17 February 2005 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Millions reinforces the fact that Danny Boyle cannot be pigeonholed as a director. One does not expect to see the director of acclaimed drug abuse and zombie movies come out with such wholesome entertainment. Though this is accessible for the family, do not let that mislead you into thinking the movie does not have weight. The sincerity of this film saves it from becoming too lovey, and Boyle's personal connection with Manchester certainly adds to the depth of the environment. The story is told from the children's' point of view, bright with color, and those children give extraordinary performances. The use of stop-motion and accelerated exposures is characteristic of a style Boyle enjoys, and it accents the scenes where it is employed well. I highly recommend this film, and only wish it had been released for the past holiday season.


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