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The Million Dollar Kid (2000)

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The good news is that the Hunter family just won a 50 million dollar lottery prize. The bad news is they lost the ticket in the middle of Los Angeles--and have only four hours to find it ... See full summary »

Director:

Neil Mandt

Writers:

Mark Twain (story "The $30,000 Bequest"), Gregory Poppen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Ted Hunter
Maureen McCormick ... Betsy Hunter
C. Thomas Howell ... Valentino
Corey Feldman ... Charles
Estelle Getty ... Sister Rosanne
Randy Travis ... Businessman
Kaye Ballard ... Mrs. Crabby
Clint Howard ... Harvey
Mark Metcalf ... Officer Bob
Alison Lohman ... Courtney Hunter
Ron Carlson Ron Carlson ... Razor
Andrew Sandler ... Shane Hunter
Neil Mandt ... Benny Seaver
Anastasia Trovato Anastasia Trovato ... Italian Jogger
Bonnie Paul ... Retirement Nurse
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Storyline

The good news is that the Hunter family just won a 50 million dollar lottery prize. The bad news is they lost the ticket in the middle of Los Angeles--and have only four hours to find it and claim their prize in this fast paced action-comedy from the writer and director of "Arthurs Quest." Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortune Hunters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Crystal Sky Worldwide See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Estelle Getty's last feature film. See more »

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Zany family adventure
3 January 2006 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

Ted Hunter is a boring accountant. His wife Betsy feels the need to look for romance on the Internet. As 'Mysteria', she finds 'Valentino'. Teenage daughter Courtney has a boyfriend Razor, who is in a rock band. And son Shane likes to get his money the easy way, by schemes and gambling--his father does not approve, naturally, because he believes in prudent investments.

So what will happen if Shane buys a lottery ticket and it turns out to have the winning numbers (which Shane has chosen for logical reasons)? Ted can't pass up this chance, as much as he hates gambling. But of course you have to HAVE the winning ticket and show up at the lottery office with it. Easier said than done. This movie takes us on a wild and crazy adventure in the process of reaching the goal. On the way we meet a quirky BMW salesman and a greedy, scheming potential buyer for one of his cars.

This is just silly fun for kids, and very entertaining, though I don't recall any really good acting performances, except maybe the actor playing the car salesman, and Kaye Ballard as a crabby retirement home resident. Richard Thomas was better as John Boy Walton, though he does still have some of the personality here. Randy Travis is surprisingly good in a cameo, but I can't say why. It's better if you don't know.

This may have been edited slightly, because the v-chip rating when I watched it was TV-G. I believe this would be correct, though. Only three incidents might keep it from being family-friendly: some juicy talk between 'Mysteria' and 'Valentino', a certain valuable envelope getting stuck to the posterior of a gorgeous jogger's tight shorts, and a serial killer commenting on what he did. But these are all very minor.

It's good if you're looking for fun, not quality.


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