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Twenty Bucks (1993)

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A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.

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Keva Rosenfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hunt ... Angeline
David Rasche ... Baker
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Jack Holiday
Sam Sorbo ... Anna Holiday (as Sam Jenkins)
Brendan Fraser ... Sam Mastrewski
Bubba Baker ... Buddha
Rosemary Murphy ... Aunt Dotty
Concetta Tomei ... Sam's Mother
Peggy Miley ... Aunt Zoha
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Ghada Holiday
David Fresco ... Uncle Stash
Noah Lee Margetts Noah Lee Margetts ... Mark (as Noah Margetts)
Melora Walters ... The Stripper / Funeral Director
Gladys Knight ... Mrs. McCormac
William H.D. Marlett William H.D. Marlett ... Patrick (as Willie Marlett)
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Storyline

The film follows a $20 bill from its ATM birth to its eventual demise. Along the way, the note weaves in and out of the lives of a street person, an aspiring writer, a stripper, two thieves, and many others in surprising and inventive ways. Written by Don Porter <dgp@ee.wustl.edu>

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A comedy about how we spend our lives. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Steve Buscemi was initially reluctant to play Frank, because the character was a criminal, and Buscemi was worried about being typecast as criminals at the time. See more »

Goofs

As Frank goes around the counter in the convenience store to open the cash register, we see from the side angle that it is already open. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Quit while you're ahead.
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For the Love of Money
Written by Kenny Gamble (as K. Gamble), Leon Huff (as L. Huff), Anthony Jackson (as A. Jackson)
Performed by The O'Jays
Administered by Warner/Tamberlane Pulishing Corporation
Courtesy Sony Music
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
(c) 1974 Mighty 3 Music Group
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Good Cast; Fair Story
4 September 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is a series of short stories, detailing what happens to people holding a particularly twenty-dollar-bill as it switches from owner to owner. Several of the segments are quite good, my favorites being with the holdup men: Christopher Lloyd and Steve Buscemi. (Now there's two interesting characters actors, for you!)

It's not "familar fare"with strippers, profanity and the usual immoral messages that filmmakers love to give us. I was sorry to see that little old lady Linda Hunt use the Lord's name in vain.

Overall, a decent "rental" but not a purchase. The cast is more interesting and deep than the story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twenty Bucks See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,667, 24 October 1993

Gross USA:

$89,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,558
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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