Brewster's Millions (1985)
Movie InfoThe seventh cinema adaptation of the venerable stage farce Brewster's Millions stars Richard Pryor as Montgomery Brewster, a third-rate baseball player. Much to his amazement, Brewster discovers that he is related to deceased millionaire Rupert Horn (Hume Cronyn, who appears only in a videotaped "living will"). Even more amazing is the fact that Horn has left Brewster his entire $300 million fortune. The catch? Brewster must spend $30 million within 30 days, or he'll be left with nothing (in the earlier incarnations of Brewster's Millions, the hero was required to spend only a million, but this was, after all, the inflationary '80s). Aiding and abetting Brewster in his efforts to divest himself of his money are his catcher pal (John Candy) and an erstwhile lady friend (Lonette McKee), while his principal antagonist is a snotty attorney (Stephen Collins). … More
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Critic Reviews for Brewster's Millions
Lame recycled flick that wants to be "Arthur" and "Trading Places" but isn't.
One version too many of the classic comedy.
Hardly the finest version of this old yarn
A film of unrealized potential.
A flat, gutless remake.
Classic Richard Pryor
Great to see Walter Hill shifting genres. Pryor is a standout.
A simplistic remake of an oft-told tale. Pryor does PG like porn stars do Shakespeare.
Compared to Which Way Is Up?, Brewster's is a work of art. Even on it's own merits, Brewster's is above average.
Audience Reviews for Brewster's Millions
Brewster's Millions, present a intelligent plot, that could have a better screenplay, and a comic cast with Richard Pryor, John Candy, Hume Cronyn, Archie Hahn and Rick Moranis. But the film become desappointing, showing a not so exciting script and a weak direction by Hill. However, it's a interesting movie. Probably, the anothers films, based on the homonym novel Brewster's Millions are better that is 1985 picture. Rotten.More
This is actually a remake of an older movie, but Pryor is such a great comedy actor, it's really his movie, and it's very entertaining.More
A great concept for a Comedy and an enjoyable rewatch of the 80?s classic. Thought provokingly comical.More
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