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Millions -- Ethics, being human and the soul all come to the forefront on this masterly-written, directed and acted, fun, very rare film when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds with a few days to spend before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are r
Millions -- Ethics, being human and the soul all come to the forefront on this masterly-written, directed and acted, fun, very rare film when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds with a few days to spend before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are r

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29 April 2005 (USA) See more »
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Can anyone be truly good? See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Shallow Grave through the eyes of children See more (156 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alex Etel ... Damian

Lewis McGibbon ... Anthony

James Nesbitt ... Ronnie

Daisy Donovan ... Dorothy

Christopher Fulford ... The Man
Pearce Quigley ... Community Policeman
Jane Hogarth ... Mum

Alun Armstrong ... St Peter

Enzo Cilenti ... St Francis

Nasser Memarzia ... St Joseph
Kathryn Pogson ... St Clare
Harry Kirkham ... St Nicholas

Cornelius Macarthy ... Gonzaga
Kolade Agboke ... Ambrosio

Leslie Phillips ... Leslie Phillips
James Quinn ... Estate Agent
Mark Chatterton ... Headteacher

Toby Walton ... Damian's Teacher
Frank Cottrell Boyce ... Nativity Teacher
Christy Cullen ... Surveyor
Gunnar Winbergh ... Eli

Christian Rubeck ... Jerome (as Christian Pedersen)
Guy Flanagan ... All Saint 3
Philippa Howarth ... Tricia
Billy Hyland ... Keegan
John Nugent ... Graham

Steve Garti ... Terry
Alice Grice ... Maria
Dale Stringer ... Fairclough
Warren Donnelly ... Sweet Shop Owner

Emily Aston ... Big Issue Seller 1
Denny James Smith ... Big Issue Seller 2
Bina Patel ... Cashier 1

Lisa Millett ... Cashier 2
Neville Skelly ... Pizza Hut Waiter

Daniel Weyman ... Bright Eyed Young Man
Tara Moran ... Applicant 2
Michele Whitehead ... Skinny Woman (as Michelle Whitehead)
Maggie Norris ... Professional Woman

Ian Conningham ... Zealous Applicant
Richard Styles ... Hedgehog Applicant
Jo Hicks ... Young Santa Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicky Evans ... Scruffy Young Man (uncredited)

Ryan Kruger ... Train thief (uncredited)

Directed by
Danny Boyle 
 
Writing credits
Frank Cottrell Boyce (written by)

Produced by
Graham Broadbent .... producer
Katie Goodson .... associate producer: Mission Pictures
Andrew Hauptman .... producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Damian Jones .... producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Duncan Reid .... executive producer
Tracey Seaward .... co-producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Murphy 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Dod Mantle (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
 
Casting by
Beverley Keogh 
Gail Stevens 
 
Production Design by
Mark Tildesley 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Digby (supervising art director)
Denis Schnegg 
 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Day 
 
Costume Design by
Susannah Buxton 
 
Makeup Department
Sjaan Gillings .... hair stylist
Sjaan Gillings .... makeup artist
Lisa Parkinson .... make-up/hair trainee
Roseann Samuel .... make-up and hair designer (as RoseAnn Samuel)
Kerry Scourfield .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Michael Harm .... unit manager
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Kevin Jackson .... unit manager
Lisa Parker .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shanna Baynard .... crowd assistant director
Caroline Chapman .... third assistant director
Michael Elliott .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Mike Elliott)
Carlos Fidel .... second assistant director
Tom Gabbutt .... crowd assistant director (as Tom Gabutt)
Luke Johnston .... first assistant director: additional photography
Nathan Jukes .... third assistant director: additional photography
Steve Murphy .... third assistant director: additional photography
Martin O'Malley .... first assistant director: additional photography
Chris Stoaling .... third assistant director: additional photography
Alex Streeter .... first assistant director: additional photography
Richard Styles .... first assistant director
Mark Tildesley .... second unit director: additional photography
Anthony Wilcox .... second assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Tony Asije .... dressing props
Anthony Brady .... carpenter
Steve Branch .... construction manager
David Bryan .... dressing props (as Dave Bryan)
Ian Cantwell .... dressing props
Charlie Cobb .... assistant art director
Angela Day .... model maker
Kevin Dee .... dressing props
Ralph Dronsfield .... carpenter
John Elsworth .... painter
Arwel Evans .... stand-by props (as Arwell Evans)
Rod Gorwood .... draughtsman
Karen Grosch .... scenic artist (as Grosch)
Brian Henry .... dressing props
Phil Henshaw .... painter
Cyril Jackson .... carpenter
Gareth Jenkins .... carpenter
Peter Johnson .... stand-by carpenter
Sharon Kaye .... model maker
Peter Kemp .... construction nurse
Chris Lightburn-Jones .... stand-by art director
Charlie Malik .... storeman
Duane Marshall .... dressing props
Tony O'Hara .... carpenter (as Anthony O'Hara)
Sam Pieters .... dressing props
Adrian Platt .... dressing props
Kathryn Pyle .... art department assistant
Butch Scott .... props runaround
Kate Thomas .... assistant prop buyer
Nick Thomas .... prop master
Dave Timmons .... dressing props
David Whetton .... scenic artist (as Whetton)
Rod Whiting .... dressing props
Paul Yarwood .... carpenter
Adrian Marler .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tristan Aneca .... boom operator: additional photography (as Tristan Anika)
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Philip Bothamley .... foley editor
Sandy Buchanan .... crowd recording mixer
Paul Carr .... adr mixer
Chris Cartwright .... boom operator
Dennis Cartwright .... sound mixer
Adam Daniel .... re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel .... re-recording mixer
Gillian Dodders .... dialogue editor
Robert Farr .... adr mixer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Susan French .... assistant sound editor
Tom Sayers .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Seale .... boom operator: additional photography
Mike Stewart .... additional adr mixer
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Kevin Taylor .... foley recording mixer
Stuart Wilson .... sound mixer: additional photography
Andrew Caller .... foley assistant (uncredited)
Nick Foley .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Richard Jay .... sound recordist: epk (uncredited)
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Vince Abbott .... model maker assistant (as Vincent Abbott)
Steve Breheney .... special effects: Emergency House
Daniel Burnett .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Dave Chadwick .... special effects: Emergency House
Richard Conway .... special effects: Richard Conway SFX
David Darby .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Robin Ellis .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Mark Godderidge .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Evan Green-Hughes .... special effects: Emergency House
Mick Jackson .... special effects: Emergency House
Terry Jones .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Steve Kane .... special effects: Emergency House
Reza Karim .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Ivan Manzella .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Sam Nicholson .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Robert Skidmore .... model maker assistant: Neal Scanlan Studio
Mark White .... special effects: Richard Conway SFX
Nigel Wilkinson .... special effects: Richard Conway SFX (as Nigel Williamson)
Sam Conway .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Melissa Agate .... film scanning: The Moving Picture Company
Peter Bach .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Bristowe .... producer: The Moving Picture Company
Melissa Butler Adams .... 2d operator: Clear
Greg Caplan .... visual effects executive producer: Clear
Rohan Claassen .... film recording: The Moving Picture Company (as Rohan Claassan)
John Coulter .... film scanning: The Moving Picture Company
Kennedy Dawson .... film scanning: The Moving Picture Company
Chris Eborn .... engineer: Clear
Michael Elson .... head of production: The Moving Picture Company
Richard Etchells .... online film editor: The Moving Picture Company (as Dickie Etchells)
Moriah Etherington-Sparks .... visual effects coordinator: Clear (as Moriah Sparks)
Steve Garrad .... visual effects producer: Clear
Adam Gascoyne .... 2d lead operator: Clear
Ricky Gausis .... film recording: The Moving Picture Company
Josh George .... 3d operator: Clear
Ellena Harris .... assistant director: model unit
Simon Hughes .... 2d operator: Clear
Simon Hutala .... flame operator: Clear (as Simon Huhtala)
Philippa Leathers .... film recording: The Moving Picture Company
Begoña Lopez .... producer: The Moving Picture Company
Beth MacDonald .... camera assistant: model unit
Grant McKean .... 2d operator: Clear
Olly Nash .... 3d lead animator: Clear (as Ollie Nash)
Lester John Parker .... film recording: The Moving Picture Company
Jim Parsons .... 2d operator: Clear
Marcus Robinson .... director of photography: model unit
Adrian Russell .... 3d operator: Clear
Neal Scanlan .... creative supervisor: Neal Scanlan Studios
Leila Smith .... film recording: The Moving Picture Company
Jean-Clement Soret .... colorist: The Moving Picture Company
Paul Stocker .... film recording: The Moving Picture Company
Josh Sutcliffe .... film recording: The Moving Picture Company
Aleks Ugarow .... smoke operator: Clear
Pete Woodhead .... model unit assistant
James D. Etherington .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Zoe Izzard .... digital film recordist (uncredited)
Gemma James .... digital film recordist (uncredited)
Ryan Knowles .... digital film recordist (uncredited)
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist (uncredited)
Neal Scanlan .... livetime & animation models (uncredited)
Robert A. Willis .... digital film recordist (uncredited)
David J. Zimmerman .... data operator: Clear (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lyndon S. Hellewell .... stunts (as Lyndon Stuart Hellewell)
Derek Lee .... stunts
Maurice Lee .... stunts
Guy List .... stunts
Paul Lowe .... stunts
Ray Nicholas .... stunts
Andy Smart .... stunts
Julian Spencer .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Appleton .... clapper loader: additional photography
John Atwood .... electrician: additional photography
Richard Bevan .... focus puller: additional photography
Dave Carey .... steadicam: additional photography
Stuart Chapman .... clapper loader: additional photography
Andy Cole .... best boy
Chris Connatty .... clapper loader
Mark Dempsey .... clapper loader: additional photography
Paul Devlin .... electrician
Gary Donoghue .... electrician
Chris Dowling .... gaffer: additional photography
Paul Edwards .... steadicam: additional photography
Danny Espey .... electrician: additional photography
Craig Feather .... focus puller: additional photography
Darren Foley .... electrician
Daniel Gadd .... assistant grip: additional photography (as Dan Gadd)
Steve Gartside .... electrician
Jeremy Gee .... camera operator: additional photography
Mike Gibson .... electrician
Alan Glover .... electrician
David Hedges .... focus puller: additional photography (as Dave Hedges)
Gary Hedges .... electrician: additional photography
John Hembrough .... steadicam: additional photography
Françoise Higson .... clapper loader: additional photography
Daf Hobson .... director of photography: second unit, additional photography
Lee Howarth .... stand-by rigger
Mark Jones .... second grip
James Kendall .... camera trainee: additional photography
Giles Keyte .... stills photographer
Steve Lawes .... focus puller: additional photography (as Steve Laws)
Wayne Mansell .... genny operator
Robert McGregor .... electrician
Marcus Moody .... assistant grip: additional photography
Terry Moore .... electrician
Thomas Neivelt .... gaffer
Jason Olive .... focus puller: additional photography
Ian Rice .... electrician
John Rundle .... grip
Charles Smith .... electrician
Matilda Smith .... camera trainee
Matilda Smith .... loader: second unit
Mark Thomas .... electrician: additional photography
Simon Tindall .... focus puller
Thomas Townend .... camera operator: additional photography (as Tom Townend)
Brian Tufano .... additional director of photography
Nigel Walters .... camera operator: additional photography
John Welsh .... electrician
Hannah Whiteoak .... camera trainee: additional photography
Jeremy Fusco .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jem Morton .... additional grip (uncredited)
Bevan Walsh .... epk camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Maureen Duff .... casting associate
Claire Saunders .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vikki Illing .... stand-by costume
Caroline McCall .... assistant costume designer
Maggie Scobbie .... costume maker
Sharon Waldron .... assistant costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Ali Awad .... second assistant editor
Mark Eckersley .... first assistant editor
Seb Loden .... post-production assistant
Thomas Urbye .... on-line film editor: Moving Picture Company
Michael Hatzer .... final color timer (uncredited)
Asha Radwan .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Location Management
James Heyworth-Rees .... location assistant
Neal Hirst .... location manager: Newcastle
Beverley Lamb .... location manager
Anna Lee .... location assistant
David Myatt .... location scout
 
Music Department
Hugo Adams .... music editor
Steven Bernstein .... score orchestrator (as Steve Bernstein)
Joe Crnko .... conductor: choir (as Joseph Crnko)
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor
Simon James .... score contractor
Reed Ruddy .... orchestral score recordist
Adam Stern .... score conductor
Doug Trantow .... score producer and mixer
 
Transportation Department
Gerry 'Haggis' Bryson .... driver: camera car (as Haggis Bryson)
Scott Davenport .... ad/driver
Robert Dutton .... unit driver
Jack Evans .... driver: production office
Paul Fox .... driver: minibus
Arthur Kearley .... driver: minibus
Martin Lucas .... facilities transport captain
Mark Oxley .... costume truck driver
Mike Renshaw .... unit driver
Paul Smith .... ad/driver
Stan Smith .... genny driver
Keith Wignall .... transport coordinator
 
Other crew
Mark Attwood .... catering: Little Red Courgette
Trevor Barker .... chaperone
Isabel Begg .... business affairs: BBC Films
Joanne Bendon .... accounts trainee
Nina Boardman .... production assistant
Alison Brister .... legal: Ingenious Films
Gail Burland .... production assistant
Karen Carr .... set tutor
Ian Colgan .... catering: Little Red Courgette
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé Pictures
Eran Creevy .... floor runner: additional photography
Susan Davies .... chaperone
Mark Devereux .... legal services: Olswang
Pierre Du Plessis .... legal and business affairs: Pathé Pictures (as Pierre du Plessis)
Bob Etel .... chaperone
Nikki Etel .... chaperone
Simon Fawcett .... financial director: Pathé Pictures
Julia Finn .... unit publicist
Alan Grant .... operator: CCTV
Celine Haddad .... head of creative affairs: Pathé Pictures
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Jonathan Hicks .... title designer: Clear
Polly Hope .... script supervisor: additional photography
Danny Hussain .... catering: Little Red Courgette
John Jaggon .... accounting: Ingenious Films
Paula Jalfon .... physical production: Ingenious Films
David Johnson .... drama coach: children
Paul Kenny .... unit nurse
Clem Leneghan .... health and safety: Production Safety Services
Helen Lister .... floor runner
Grace Lowe .... catering: Little Red Courgette
Clare McGibbon .... chaperone
Sophie Meyer .... head of development: Mission Pictures, UK
Jaynie Miller .... assistant production coordinator
Keren Misgav .... head of business affairs: Mission Pictures
Charles Moore .... legal services: Olswang
Zoe Morgan .... script supervisor
Deborah Nightingale .... catering: Little Red Courgette (as Debbie Nightingale)
Clive Noakes .... contact: Deluxe Laboratory
Louise O'Malley .... production accountant
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance provided by: AON / Albert G. Ruben
Kate Penlington .... production coordinator
Charlotte Price .... legal services: Olswang
Asha Radwan .... assistant to producer
Paul Ricketts .... chaperone
Ed Rubin .... development executive: Mission Pictures
Lynn Schacklady .... chaperone
Kerry Smith .... assistant accountant
Lisa Symonds .... accounts trainee
Alison Thompson .... head of international sales: Pathé Pictures
Peter Touche .... sale and leaseback finance: Ingenious Films
Wendy Walker .... chaperone
Lesley Wise .... sale and leaseback finance: Ingenious Films
Michael Wood .... production executive: BBC Films
Jane Wright .... head of rights and commercial affairs: BBC Films
Susanna Wyatt .... head of physical production: Pathé Pictures
Steven Butler .... cast security (uncredited)
Martin Chart .... daily assistant director (uncredited)
Dennis Davidson .... Publicity campaign (uncredited)
Jen Lambert .... nurse (uncredited)
Roger Phillips .... end titles (uncredited)
Asha Radwan .... child licence coordinator (uncredited)
Christopher Schaper .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Mark Timmons .... cast security (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Russell Allen .... thanks
Patrick Francis Boyle .... dedicatee
Steve Branch .... with love and thanks: May 1957 to December 2003
Sheila Brown .... thanks
Philip Cooper .... thanks
Charlotte Cottrell .... special thanks (as Charlotte Cottrell MA)
Simon Dicketts .... special thanks
Graham Easton .... special thanks
Arnold Friberg .... special thanks: Friberg Fine Art Inc.
Amy Gill .... special thanks
Jennifer Gill .... special thanks
Sue Greenleaves .... special thanks
Krishnan Guru-Murthy .... special thanks
David Henshawe .... thanks
Colin McKeown .... thanks
Annie Teresa Meheran .... dedicatee
Sinead Moran .... thanks
Tommy Moran .... thanks
Eric Seaward .... special thanks
Jack Spriggs .... thanks
John Tempero .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime:
98 min
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Trivia:
The scene between Damien and St. Peter was not in the original screenplay. Director Danny Boyle mentions at 46:03 in the DVD commentary that he suggested Frank Cottrell Boyce re-write the screenplay as a novel to which that scene was then added. When Boyle read the novel, he decided the scene needed to be in the film because of the emphasis that the saints' appearances had gained in rewrites of the original script, so the scene was re-written in script form and shot as a pickup.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the credits, "Brazil" songwriter Ary Barroso is spelled "Aro Barrosa".See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
References "South Park" (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
La Petite Fille de la MerSee more »

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110 out of 144 people found the following review useful.
Shallow Grave through the eyes of children, 14 September 2004
Author: robotjohnny from Toronto, Canada

Tonight's screening of Danny Boyle's Millions at the Toronto International Film Festival was the film's world premiere. Boyle was in attendance along with the two young stars of the film, and he introduced what obviously is a project that he feels very dear about.

Two young brothers in Manchester come across a gym bag overflowing with cash, British pounds, days before the bank of England switches over to the Euro.

Damian (Alex Etel) is a young philanthropist who spends his time learning (and daydreaming) about the saints. He believes the money, which seems to have fallen from the heavens, is a gift from God and wants to use the money to help the poor, while his older brother Anthony (Lewis McGibbon) is a hot-blooded capitalist who is already thinking of exchange rates, inflation, and the cost of property. He uses the money to buy the affection of his new classmates.

There are obvious parallels to be drawn with Boyle's first film Shallow Grave, (reviewed here) which also tells the story of a group of friends who find a mysterious surplus of cash, and the morals of what to do with it.

Millions, however, is like a feel-good retelling of Shallow Grave through the eyes of children. It's sweet without being saccharine, and it's altogether enjoyable. I was incredibly refreshed to see a movie with a situation like this not make the characters look bad for wanting to keep money that isn't theirs. This isn't a film that chastises the greedy or denounces the almighty dollar; it's one that celebrates the chance to make a difference in one's own life, and the lives of others.

I particularly enjoyed the fantasy elements in which Damian seeks advice from various saints who appear to him in visions that blur the line between imagination and spiritual visitation.

Screened in the gorgeously ornate Elgin theatre, the film garnered a standing ovation, which may only have been for the benefit the two young stars of the film, but I couldn't help but get a little emotional to see the two of them, standing beside their director and surrounded by audience members, cry at the outburst of love and applause from a room full of strangers after such a tender and affectionate movie.

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