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Brewster's Millions

  • Comedy
  • 1985
  • Walter Hill
  • 97 mins
  • PG

Summary

Comedy starring Richard Pryor as Monty Brewster, a pitcher for the lowly Hackensack Bulls baseball team. He's just an ordinary guy, and something of a loser - that is until he inherits a cool $300 million. The only catch is, to get his hands on it, he has to spend $30 million in 30 days and be left with nothing.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Director Walter Hill and comedy are always an uneasy combination, and this hackneyed, overlong tale glaringly proves the point. Add Richard Pryor in manic mode and you have a major disappointment that fell flat even when it was made. This was the seventh time the story had been filmed - man left millions in will but first has to spend large amount in 30 days - which should have sounded a note of caution all round, but didn't. As usual, Pryor overacts wildly.

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Credits

Cast

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Montgomery BrewsterRichard Pryor
Spike NolanJohn Candy
Angela DrakeLonette McKee
Warren CoxStephen Collins
Charley PeglerJerry Orbach
Edward RoundfieldPat Hingle
MarilynTovah Feldshuh
Rupert HornHume Cronyn
Morty KingRick Moranis
Vin RapelitoReni Santoni

Crew

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DirectorWalter Hill

Details

Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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