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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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A comedy about how we spend our lives. 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 »

Company Credits

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Big Tomorrow Productions See more »
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

David Schwimmer ad-libbed a lot of his dialogue. 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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Soundtracks

Money Honey
Written by Charles F. Calhoun (as I. Stone)
Performed by The Drifters
Walden Music, Inc.
Administered by Warner Brothers Music Corporation & Gladys Music
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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buck the system
13 March 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"Twenty Bucks" focuses on a $20 bill getting passed around from person to person, and how we get to see the people's lives: a man whose travels have consisted of a trip to the bowling alley, a drug dealer hosting a summer camp, some crooks plotting a robbery, and some people's attempts at relationships. It's a lighthearted but authentic look at the world of today (well, the world of 1993). And it always shows how people are determined to keep going no matter what happens.

Does the movie have any problems? Maybe some of the characters' lives work out too conveniently. But that really doesn't drag the movie down at all. They did a very good job with this movie, and I recommend it. Starring Linda Hunt, Brendan Fraser, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd, Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy (happy birthday, William!).


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