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Brewster's Millions

The movie Brewster's Millions was based on the book Brewster's Millions.

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Movie details for Brewster's Millions

The movie was released in 1985 and directed by Walter Hill, who also directed Johnny Handsome (1989) and Wild Bill (1995). Brewster's Millions was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins, Jerry Orbach, Pat Hingle, Tovah Feldshuh, Hume Cronyn, Joe Grifasi, Peter Jason, David White (II), Jerome Dempsey, David Wohl, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Milt Kogan, Carmine Caridi, Yakov Smirnoff, Rick Moranis, Gloria Charles and Yana Nirvana.

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He's had some good performances in supporting parts, but Richard Pryor never starred in a film that captured his comic brilliance the way his concert films did--proving that magic isn't something you can bottle. This 1985 film is no exception, even though... Read More
He's had some good performances in supporting parts, but Richard Pryor never starred in a film that captured his comic brilliance the way his concert films did--proving that magic isn't something you can bottle. This 1985 film is no exception, even though it was directed by Walter Hill three years after he turned Eddie Murphy into a movie star with 48 HRS. The seventh film reworking of a warhorse stage play, this movie stars Pryor and John Candy as a pair of minor-league baseball players whose best days are behind them. Then Pryor is informed that he's just inherited a fortune--$300 million. But it comes with a condition: he must spend $30 million in one month, with a number of rules about how much he can spend at one time and how many of any one thing he can buy. Both Pryor and Candy were at the top of their comedy game at this point in time but were utterly failed both by ham-handed direction and by a script that left them higher and drier than seems humanly possible, given the comic talents involved. --Marshall Fine

Book details for Brewster's Millions

Brewster's Millions was written by George Barr McCutcheon. The book was published in 1902 by Kessinger Publishing. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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1903. McCutcheon, American newspaperman and prolific author, had eight books on the top 10 bestsellers list from 1901 to 1914. In the early days of film, his novels were constant sources for filmmakers. Would you be able to spend a million dollars in cash... Read More
1903. McCutcheon, American newspaperman and prolific author, had eight books on the top 10 bestsellers list from 1901 to 1914. In the early days of film, his novels were constant sources for filmmakers. Would you be able to spend a million dollars in cash and leave yourself penniless, if it meant you would then be given many more millions? That's poor Monty Brewster's dilemma in this charming 1903 tale which has been made into a movie six times. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.