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A Million to Juan (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 13 May 1994 (USA)
Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rodriguez ... Juan Lopez
Tony Plana ... Jorge
Bert Rosario ... Alvaro
Polly Draper ... Olivia Smith
Jonathan Hernandez ... Alejandro Lopez
Larry Linville ... Richard Dickerson
Victor Rivers ... Hector Delgado
Maria Rangel ... Anita
Leslie Danon Leslie Danon ... Patricia
Evelina Fernández ... Mrs. Gonzales
Gerardo Mejía ... Flaco (as Gerardo)
David Rasche ... Jeff
Edward James Olmos ... The Angel
Pepe Serna ... Mr. Ortiz
Liz Torres ... Mrs. Delgado


Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in 30 days. Initially he uses the check to convince people to extend credit to him. In the meantime he also attracts a woman who is in a dead end relationship with a bossy businessman. At the end of the 30 days, he finds his life in turmoil, the things he got on credit is repossessed, and he is being evicted from his dwelling and being sent back to Mexico. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG for some very mild language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Million to One See more »


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Very few people know that this movie (along with the 1957 version and the 1946 version) are loosely based upon a short story by Mark Twain called "The Million Pound Bank Note", published in 1893. The story line in the book, and the three movie versions, basically only share the theme of the "bank note" or "check" that cannot be cashed or spent. See more »


Juan Lopez: All the American citizens I know are illegal.
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Remake of Man with a Million (1954) See more »


Performed by Carla DeLeon
Written by j.Flores
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An underrated film
24 June 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

Paul Rodriguez is easily one of my favorite comics, which really makes this film kind of a departure from his usual antics. I mean, it was slow and serious? What was up with that? Anyway, I felt the story had a very compelling arc to it, considering he had to give up the money after just a month. While the story is really improbable, it does demonstrate a rather idealist mentality, saying all of our dreams will come true as long as we play by the rules. A strange film to say the least.

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