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The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 October 2002 (Russia)
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Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father. He gets a new job at a top notch research facility, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andy Kasper
... Alisa
... Darrell Claxton
... Francis Benoit
... Curtis 'Tiny' Reese
... Salman Fard
... Hank
... Lloyd Acheson
... Mrs. 'B'
... Torso
... Robin
... Willy (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
... Claudia Goss (as Heather Paige Kent)
... Link
... Ben (as John M. Rothman)
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Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father. He gets a new job at a top notch research facility, where he quickly makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 Personal Computer. He recruits the only available guys at the lab, three sociopaths. Together they really compile a revolutionary PC for $99, but then they become the victims of a venture capitalist and Andy's old foe from the research lab. Can he and his new friends find a way to overcome the problems? Written by kaeng

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When things get odd... The odd get even

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,535, 30 June 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,535, 30 June 2002
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The tentative title for this movie during test screenings was "The Big Idea". See more »

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When Andy moves into Mrs. B house she puts him in room number 2. (You see the number on the door.) He then goes to the bathroom and meets Alisa and introduces himself and says he lives in number 3. Alisa says she lives in 2. After Alisa makes the prototype case she enters her room, but it's room 3. See more »

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Francis: The world needs a cheap portable computer, Casper. Third world school children want to join the information age.
Andy: I thought third world school children wanted... food.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Peter's Meeting
Written by John Frizzell
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Illogical and Imbecile Screenplay That Might Be Recommended for Morons Only
28 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

The yuppie Adam (Adam Garcia) decides to quit a successful career and work in a research company, in order to create something tangible in his life. He is assigned to develop a US$ 99.00 computer and joins three weird nerds rejected by the other team. The group accepts the challenge to build the piece of equipment, is well succeeded and cheated by another engineer. "The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest" has a so illogical and imbecile screenplay that might be recommended for morons only. The premise of a very young man, in the beginning of his career with such a prestige in his company with his boss and deciding to twist his profession to create something and follow his dreams is so ridiculous that does not deserve my time writing a review. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Os Primeiros 20 Milhões" ("The First 20 Million")


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