Brewster is a minor league baseball player. Unknown to him, he had a (recently deceased) rich relative. In order to test if Brewster knows the value of money, he is given the task of disposing of $30m in 30 days. Brewster isn’t allowed to have any assets to show for the $30m or waste the money in any way. If successful, Brewster gets to inherit $300m. The biggest problem of all however, is that Brewster can’t tell anyone what he’s doing, so everyone thinks he’s crazy. Add to this the fact that if he fails, two scheming trustees will get their hands on the money, Brewster’s task is not an easy one.
Brewster’s Millions is a 1985 comedy film starring Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins, Hume Cronyn, Jerry Orbach, Pat Hingle and Tovah Feldshuh based on the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon. It is the seventh film based on the story, with a screenplay by Herschel Weingrod and Timothy Harris. It was directed by Walter Hill.
Brewster’s Millions (1985)
Directed by: Walter Hill
Starring: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins, Hume Cronyn, Jerry Orbach, Pat Hingle, Tovah Feldshuh
Screenplay by: Herschel Weingrod
Production Design by: John Vallone
Cinematography by: Ric Waite
Film Editing by: Freeman A. Davies, Michael Ripps
Costume Design by: Marilyn Vance
Set Decoration by: Richard C. Goddard
Art Direction by: William Hiney
Music by: Ry Cooder
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: May 22, 1985