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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 »

Director:

Mick Jackson

Writers:

Po Bronson (novel), Jon Favreau (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Garcia ... Andy Kasper
Rosario Dawson ... Alisa
Jake Busey ... Darrell Claxton
Enrico Colantoni ... Francis Benoit
Ethan Suplee ... Curtis 'Tiny' Reese
Anjul Nigam ... Salman Fard
Gregory Jbara ... Hank
Dan Butler ... Lloyd Acheson
Linda Hart ... Mrs. 'B'
Shiva Rose ... Torso
Chandra West ... Robin
Rob Benedict ... Willy (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
Heather Dubrow ... Claudia Goss (as Heather Paige Kent)
Stoney Westmoreland ... Link
John Rothman ... Ben (as John M. Rothman)
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The First $20 Million See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The tentative title for this movie during test screenings was "The Big Idea". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Darrell: One drop of this on Darrell's palm and you'll be pushing the mercury past 105 and choking to death on your own mucus in 24 hours.
Andy: But you'd be dead too.
Darrell: Darrell's been inoculated.
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Connections

References Desert Thunder (1999) See more »

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An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
Written by Johann Strauss
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This is a great movie... for a 10 yr old!
24 May 2003 | by annexoidSee all my reviews

Remember reading those nice adventure stories when you were about 10, where a bunch of kids invent something from their garage and it costs less than their weekly allowance combined? Replace the kids with four old guys, the garage with a lab and you get this movie. You'll love this movie if you don't have a clue about "computers", otherwise, you'd have to try very hard to keep yourself from banging your head on the wall until the movie ends!


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