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The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

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Hotshot marketing executive Andy Caspar (Adam Garcia) gives up his steady job to join a high-tech research and development center where he's teamed with three misfits, including socially-unacceptable Darrell (Jake Busey), to create a far-fetched and highly unlikely product -- a 99-dollar desktop computer. The company wants them to fail, but they succeed against all odds and come up with a PC that doesn't use a monitor or keyboard (it's holographic, and all of the memory is stored on an Internet server). A greedy competitor, Francis (Enrico Colantoni), sabotages their project and steals their idea as his own. Meanwhile, Andy's relationship with lovely neighbor Alisa (Rosario Dawson) hits the skids. Can Andy get the PC -- and the girl -- back?

Cast

Adam Garcia
as Andy Caspar
Jake Busey
as Darrell
Enrico Colantoni
as Francis Benoit
Linda Hart
as Mrs. B
Heather Paige Kent
as Claudia Gross
Andy Berman
as Old Man
Brent Hinkley
as Security Guard
Amy Van Horne
as Money Honey
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Critic Reviews for The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

It appears to have been modeled on the worst revenge-of-the-nerds clichés the filmmakers could dredge up.

July 11, 2002 | Rating: F
Entertainment Weekly
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The movie, directed by Mick Jackson, leaves no cliche unturned, from the predictable plot to the characters straight out of central casting.

July 10, 2002 | Rating: 1/4
New York Post
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January 12, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
TheMovieReport.com

It's also curious to note that this film, like the similarly ill-timed Antitrust, is easily as bad at a fraction the budget.

February 26, 2003 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
Film Freak Central

No way I can believe this load of junk.

January 13, 2003 | Rating: D | Full Review…
FilmJerk.com

The movie's thesis -- elegant technology for the masses -- is surprisingly refreshing.

July 10, 2002

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