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Brewster's Millions

Plot

A minor league baseball player has to waste $30m in 30 days in order to inherit $300m; however he's not allowed to tell anyone about the $300m deal.

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 6.1/10 (14,297 voted)

Director:
Walter Hill

Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee

Storyline
Brewster is a minor league baseball player. Unknown to him, he had a (recently deceased) rich relative. In order to test if Brewster knows the value of money, he is given the task of disposing of $30m in 30 days. Brewster isn't allowed to have any assets to show for the $30m or waste the money in any way. If successful, Brewster gets to inherit $300m. The biggest problem of all however, is that Brewster can't tell anyone what he's doing, so everyone thinks he's crazy. Add to this the fact that if he fails, two scheming trustees will get their hands on the money, Brewster's task is not an easy one.

Writers: George Barr McCutcheon, Herschel Weingrod

Cast:

Richard Pryor

Montgomery Brewster


John Candy

Spike Nolan


Lonette McKee

Angela Drake


Stephen Collins

Warren Cox


Jerry Orbach

Charley Pegler


Pat Hingle

Edward Roundfield


Tovah Feldshuh

Marilyn


Hume Cronyn

Rupert Horn


Joe Grifasi

J.B. Donaldo


Peter Jason

Chuck Fleming


David White

George Granville


Jerome Dempsey

Norris Baxter


David Wohl

Eugene Provost


Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Melvin


Milt Kogan

Heller

Taglines:
One man is about to make the biggest decision that will change the course of his life… financially and mentally.

Release Date: 22 May 1985

Filming Locations: 101 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000

(estimated)

Gross: $40,833,132
(USA)
(1985)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

This is the seventh film adaptation of George Barr McCutcheon's 1902 novel.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Spike makes a profit of 10 million, Brewser ask to be alone. When they walk out the door closes and in the next frame they open the door and you hear the door close again.

Quotes:

Monty Brewster:
Why is it when there's trouble we're the ones that get into it. I mean, there's a bar full of people and we're the only ones in jail.

Spike Nolan:
I don't think it's racial you know, because I'm in here with you.

Monty Brewster:
That's comforting.



User Review

Great Comedy

Rating: 7/10


Montgomery Brewster (Richard Pryor) is a down and out baseball player
in the lower leagues along with his best friend Spike Nolan (John
Candy). Out of the blue he inherits 30 Million Dollars that he must
spend in 30 Days and have nothing to show for it, so he can get his
real inheritance of 300 Million Dollars; oh yes and he he can't tell
anyone why he has to waste all this money.

This excellent and hilarious story is played out brilliantly by Pryor
and Candy, and it takes us on a spending spree that has its up and
downs for poor Mr Brewster. Because of the nature of the movies theme,
Brewsters millions is quite firmly rooted in the 80's when it was made,
but it still entertains with ease and is well worth watching.

7/10