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Mr. Billion (1977)

When an American billionaire dies, his poor Italian nephew inherits everything, provided he can arrive in the USA to claim his inheritance before the deadline but the corporate lawyer-executor tries to steal the inheritance.

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Jonathan Kaplan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Hill ... Guido Falcone
Valerie Perrine ... Rosie Jones
Jackie Gleason ... John Cutler
Slim Pickens ... Duane Hawkins
William Redfield ... Leopold Lacy
Chill Wills ... Col. Clayton T. Winkle
Dick Miller ... Bernie
R.G. Armstrong ... Sheriff T.C. Bishop
Kate Heflin Kate Heflin ... Lucy
Sam Laws ... Pops Dinwitty
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ... Carnell Dinwitty
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Boss Kidnapper (as Dave Cass)
Bob Minor ... Black Kidnapper
Leo Rossi ... Italian Kidnapper
Frances Heflin Frances Heflin ... Mrs. Apple Pie
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Storyline

Anthony Falcon is a billionaire. After he dies, he leaves his entire estate to his Italian nephew, Guido Falcone, a mechanic who wishes to be a cowboy. To get his inheritance, he has to go to California and within a specified time or the estate will fall under the control of the executor, John Cutler, who wishes that to happen. And it might just happen, cause Guido doesn't like to fly, so by the time he gets to America, he will just have enough time to get there. But running into some undesirable individuals, he loses all of his money and has to find a way to get there. Cutler has also sent Rosie Jones to try to get Guido to sign a paper, wherein he relinquishes all claims to the estate but she instead falls for him. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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When a simple garage mechanic suddenly inherits a billion dollars, he gets more action, excitement, romance and riotous adventure than money can buy! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Windfall See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoma, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,590,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of William Redfield. He died of leukemia about a month after filming was completed. See more »

Goofs

When Valerie Perrine is on the train and orders a drink, the attendant says it is a dollar and a half. The receipt she gets says $1.25, not $1.50. See more »

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Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

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Silly and harmless entertainment.
15 January 2001 | by aromatic-2See all my reviews

Jackie Gleason plays it straight as the bad guy, and has trouble pulling it off. Too bad, because everyone else here is having a marvelous time, especially spaghetti western veteran Terrence Hill in the lead. An enjoyable supporting cast is led by Slim Pickens and William Redfield. This is just diverting fluff and would be a more-than-adequate time passer for the small screen if not for Gleason.


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