Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »
Angel Ramirez Jr.
Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for a doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.
Robert Brewster, a scion of a well-to-do family, elopes with Louise Sedgewick. Peter Brewster disinherits Robert and refuses to be reconciled to the marriage, and later drives the young ... See full summary »
Cecil B. DeMille
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Brewster is a minor league baseball player. Unknown to him, he had a (recently deceased) rich relative. In order to test if Brewster knows the value of money, he is given the task of disposing of $30m in 30 days. Brewster isn't allowed to have any assets to show for the $30m or waste the money in any way. If successful, Brewster gets to inherit $300m. The biggest problem of all however, is that Brewster can't tell anyone what he's doing, so everyone thinks he's crazy. Add to this the fact that if he fails, two scheming trustees will get their hands on the money, Brewster's task is not an easy one.Written by
Among the items Monty (Richard Pryor) purchased in order to rid himself of the thirty million dollars (as noted during a scene in which Ms. Drake is shown tabulating his expense report) - security guard expenses at 1.16 million dollars, beer and wine at 2.1 million dollars, four hundred pounds of "New York" dirt for a pitcher's mound at seven thousand dollars, a "Rupert Horn" commemorative statue, valued at two hundred ten thousand dollars, night club rental at six hundred ten thousand dollars, the twenty thousand dollar furniture deposit that Warren Cox (Stephen Collins) withholds from Monty until the end, a charge for Iceberg Search and Retrieval at one million dollars, the rare biplane stamp (that Monty mails to Granville & Baxter) at 1.25 million dollars, as well as the postcard he used to mail the rare stamp at one dollar, three thousand dollars in exercise videotapes, thirty-one thousand four hundred dollars worth of "dental care for baseball team" (presumably the Hackensack Bulls), twenty-seven thousand dollars for the Bull's new uniforms (tailored), twenty-seven lifetime health spa memberships (again presumably for the Bulls) valued at nine hundred seventy thousand dollars, three million dollars in campaign worker salaries (but only sixteen hundred to rent the office space for his campaign), a separate charge for his campaign manager (one week valued at four hundred fifty thousand dollars), charges for renting the Rolls-Royce Corniche he uses during his campaign (one week for eighteen hundred dollars), along with charges to give the car a "None of the Above" paint job (six thousand dollars) and twelve thousand dollars to restore the car back to its original paint color. See more »
(at around 19 mins) The tip of a boom mic is visible. See more »
[On night 29, Angela Drake is calculating all the expenses and finds that Monty had spent the remaining $38,000 on the big party in the Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom; Brewster walks into the room to see the inevitable]
Hi. I thought I'd find you here. Listen, since Warren's not around, I... thought maybe I can escort you to the party.
Monty, I'm real sorry about you retiring from baseball. I know how much it meant to you.
That's all right. I mean, it happens to everyone sooner or later. It's the ...
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The film is a comedy of how Brewster finds creative ways of spending the 30 million dollars and not always getting it right. He is unable to tell anyone of his real intentions of inheriting 300 million by successfully blowing 30 million dollars in 30 days. As soon as he receives news he goes on a wild spending spree and recruits lawyers, security guards, decorators etc. all at very inflated salaries. Eventually the word goes around and soon everyone is jostling to benefit from his generosity. Some of the people close to him are unnerved by his spending prowess and tries to help him acquire more money through investments which is exactly the opposite of what he wants. This all adds up to a series of very comical events which is most enjoyable to watch. Look out for the upcoming remake of this movie.
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