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Twenty Bucks (1993)

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A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hunt ... Angeline
David Rasche ... Baker
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Jack Holiday
Sam Sorbo ... Anna Holiday (as Sam Jenkins)
Brendan Fraser ... Sam Mastrewski
Bubba Baker ... Buddha
Rosemary Murphy ... Aunt Dotty
Concetta Tomei ... Sam's Mother
Peggy Miley ... Aunt Zoha
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Ghada Holiday
David Fresco ... Uncle Stash
Noah Lee Margetts Noah Lee Margetts ... Mark (as Noah Margetts)
Melora Walters ... The Stripper / Funeral Director
Gladys Knight ... Mrs. McCormac
William H.D. Marlett William H.D. Marlett ... Patrick (as Willie Marlett)
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Storyline

The film follows a $20 bill from its ATM birth to its eventual demise. Along the way, the note weaves in and out of the lives of a street person, an aspiring writer, a stripper, two thieves, and many others in surprising and inventive ways. Written by Don Porter <dgp@ee.wustl.edu>

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A comedy about how we spend our lives. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

20 taalaa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,667, 24 October 1993

Gross USA:

$89,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,558
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Real strippers also auditioned for the role Melora Walters plays in this movie. See more »

Goofs

The license plates on the cars imply that the story supposedly takes place in Washington DC, but the skyline scenes do not look at all like Washington DC. For one thing, Washington has no high-rise office buildings or skyscrapers. See more »

Quotes

Sam Mastrewski: I'm not as bad as I look.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Honey
Written by Charles F. Calhoun (as I. Stone)
Performed by The Drifters
Walden Music, Inc.
Administered by Warner Brothers Music Corporation & Gladys Music
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The movie I recommend to friends who've seen "everything"
11 November 2004 | by omen626See all my reviews

I caught this on cable a few years back and was immediately intrigued. If you've ever wondered where your money has been, this movie will leave you a little more enlightened...and frightened! From the G-string of a stripper at a Bachelor's party to the hands of a ten year old in a fishing contest to the frantic hands of a homeless woman with Lottery winnings in mind - this bill's journey is surprising and hilarious. The stories around the main idea abound and are far from dull. Christopher Lloyd and Steve Buscemi's scenes are, in my opinion, the highlight of this film. I've never understood why this movie is so wildly underrated. I've never come across any acquaintance that has seen it when I ask. If you get the chance, watch it, you won't be disappointed.


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