Brewster's Millions

Directed By: Walter Hill Starring: Richard Pryor John Candy

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Could you spend $30 million dollars in 30 days and have nothing to show for it? That's exactly what Richard Pryor has to accomplish in this hilarious contemporary version of George Barr McCutcheon's big money comedy classic. Montgomery Brewster (Pryor) is a down-and-out baseball player who discovers that he's the only living relative of an eccentric millionaire (Hume Cronyn). Monty stands to inherit $300 million, but only if he can spend $30 million in a single month without acquiring any tangible assets, and without telling any of his bedazzled and bewildered friends, including his best buddy, Spike (John Candy). If he fails, it's back to zero again. On hand to help Pryor spend his loot are Jerry Orbach, Tovah Feldshuh and Pat Hingle. It's an American excess story that's enriching to funnybones of all ages.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 40166779
UPC 025192195426
UPC 14 00025192195426
Format DVD
Release Date 6/24/2008
Rating Rating
Keywords
Money
Rags To Riches
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Director Walter Hill tries his hand at this adaptation of the oft-filmed novel by George Barr McCutcheon. Richard Pryor stars as Brewster, a penniless, struggling pitcher for a minor league baseball team. His luck changes when he is informed that a wealthy uncle has died, leaving him a vast fortune under one condition: in order to inherit the full amount, he must first spend 30 million dollars in thirty days. The caveat: he may not give it away, spend it frivolously, or tell anyone about the arrangement and at the end of the thirty days, no tangible assets may remain. Richard Pryor and John Candy both turn in excellent comic performances as two bush league baseball players thrust into the world of the wealthy, helping make BREWSTER'S MILLIONS a winner.
Directors
Walter Hill
Actors
Richard Pryor
John Candy
Cast & Crew
John Candy - Actor
Lonette McKee - Actor
Richard Pryor - Actor
Stephen Collins - Actor
George Barr McCutcheon - Based On Novel By
Walter Hill - Director
Ric Waite - Director of Photography
Ry Cooder - Musical Score
Lawrence Gordon, et al. - Producer
Herschel Weingrod - Writer
Timothy Harris - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1985
Catalog ID 21954
UPC 00025192195426
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital Mono, Production Notes, Cast and Filmmakers, Theatrical Trailer, Spanish, French Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Pryor,Richard
Label Mca Home Video
Video Format DVD
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