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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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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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Don't put this bill in your mouth. You don't know where it's been. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

20 taalaa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All the stories were self-contained in the first draft of the script. The idea to have the characters overlap from story to story, was conceived during re-writes of the screenplay. See more »

Goofs

The license plates on the cars imply that the story supposedly takes place in Washington DC, but the skyline scenes do not look at all like Washington DC. For one thing, Washington has no high-rise office buildings or skyscrapers. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Life lesson number two...
[grabs the whiskey and throws it out of the car]
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Written by Darren Loveday and Stephen Loveday
Courtesy of FirstCom/Music House/Chappell
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Swish!
13 January 1999 | by adam bSee all my reviews

The problem with movies that actually try not to insult your intelligence is that they are totally inaccessible and make you feel like you're sitting at a table in the high school cafeteria with the cool kids . . . they'll let you watch, but you should not be under any illusion that you belong. This is not the case with Twenty Bucks. I caught this one on UPN last Sunday and was amazed. It's a fascinating story of a $20 bill's journey in and out of the lives of people to whom it changes hands. Sometimes it's only there for a moment, sometimes it's there for days, sometimes it doesn't go where you might think it would go, but it's always an interesting story. This is a wonderful anthology film that manages to introduce many characters and get you brought up to speed on their lives in a brief period of time. And check out those credits! You know who these actors are, and it's obvious that no one was letting their ego get in the way of telling the story. It's a wonderful, lovingly crafted movie that is well worth your time to see.


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