Taglines: Money can’t buy everything. Yeah, right.
Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for $1,000,000 with instructions that he is to give the check back in 30 days. Initially he uses the check to convince people to extend credit to him.
In the meantime he also attracts a woman who is in a dead end relationship with a bossy businessman. At the end of the 30 days, he finds his life in turmoil, the things he got on credit is repossessed, and he is being evicted from his dwelling and being sent back to Mexico.
A Million to Juan is a 1994 romantic comedy film starring comedian Paul Rodriguez. It was also his directorial debut. Other starring are Rubén Blades, Polly Draper, Gerardo, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Tony Plana, David Rasche, Victor Rivers, Bert Rosario and Pepe Serna. The story is a modern spin on Mark Twain’s story “The Million Pound Bank Note”.
A Million to Juan (1994)
Directed by: Paul Rodriguez
Starring: Paul Rodriguez, Rubén Blades, Polly Draper, Gerardo, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Tony Plana, David Rasche, Victor Rivers, Bert Rosario, Pepe Serna
Screenplay by: Robert Grasmere, Francisca Matos
Production Design by: Mary Patvaldnieks
Cinematography by: Bruce Douglas Johnson
Film Editing by: Michael Ripps, Jack Tucker
Costume Design by: Jennifer Green
Set Decoration by: Dorit Hurst
Art Direction by: Tracy Allan
Music by: Jeffrey Johnson, Steven Jae Johnson
MPAA Rating: PG for some very mild language.
Distributed by: The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Release Date: May 15, 1994