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How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale (2000)

Three broke men try to become rich by finding rich women.

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Rod Daniel
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John Stamos ... Tom Nathan
Joshua Malina ... Mark Sickler
Shemar Moore ... Jason Hunt
Dorie Barton ... Tiffany Kennedy
Carole Davis ... Catherine (as Carole Raphaelle Davis)
Michael Bowen ... Franklyn
Hamilton Camp ... Santa
Roark Critchlow ... Gunther
Shelley Malil ... Rhajid
Deprise Brescia ... Ashley
Rhea Perlman ... Jacqueline Kennedy
Dabney Coleman ... John Kennedy
Katherine Helmond ... Shatzie
Kenneth Mars ... Buzz
Gabrielle Anwar ... Jenny Seeger
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Three broke men, a sculpter, an obsessive compulsive teacher, and a stupid actor desperately want to be rich. Someone lends one of them their mansion and cars while they're off on their Christmas vacation. They then pretend to be rich so they can get rich girls, as they have had bad experiences with women leaving them for richer men. But every farce has got to end sometime... Written by Bling Bling <iam@no1stunna.com>

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This holiday season, these three guys are asking Santa for just one thing... a really rich wife.

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Hip And Funny Update Of How To Marry A Millionaire
21 December 2000 | by bob wolfSee all my reviews

Remaking old classic movies seems to be a trend the last few years. Whether it's on the big screen or on the small screen, audiences have been inundated with remakes. How To Marry A Billionaire is a hip, up-to-date take on Jean Negulesco's How To Marry A Millionaire. The story of three money-seeking women who set out to marry three millionaires. As anyone who has seen the film remembers the story concluded with the ladies redeeming themselves when they choose love over money and then getting both.

In How To Marry A Billionaire, the concept is similar but the tables are turned, as this time, it's three men looking for rich women. The characters are similar with John Stamos, as Tom, heading up the charge playing Bacall's intelligent, scheming character. Shemar Moore, as Jason, is the dim-witted, but kind-hearted ladies man/want-to-be-actor, he is obviously doing Monroe's character. Joshua Malina, as Mark, plays the deep-thinking, conservative character that Grable nailed down in the original.

The three poor bachelors pass themselves off a mega-rich movie producers in an attempt to land an equally rich partner and get married. The three soon find that the idea is much harder to pull off as they had originally thought, whenever emotions are involved, it usually is.

A truly sweet love story arises when Tom befriends a lonely painter on the beach, played by Gabrielle Anwar. She isn't rich but she has a kind heart and before long Tom is falling in love with her.

Will Tom choose love over money? Will Jason gets his big role? Will Mark realize something about himself that he had been suppressing all his life? Something that Grable was never allowed to reveal back in the 50's. You have to watch to find out. I'll let you in on a secret, the film is a remake remember.

Rod Daniel (Alley Cats Strike) is such a talented director that it boggles the mind to know that he is making TV-movies while guys like Danny Cannon are being allowed to direct big-budget Hollywood features. Anyways, try and check this movie out next time it comes on!


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