Brewster’s Millions

by Alan Rapp on May 23, 2017

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: Brewster’s Millions
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Brewster's Millions Blu-ray reviewThe 1985 comedy stars Richard Pryor as a struggling minor league baseball player who comes into a small fortune. However, there is one catch. To earn the entire estate Montgomery Brewster (Pryor) must spend $30 million within 30 days to inherit $300 million. He must not accumulate any assets, and he is also barred from telling anyone the truth about his increasingly odd behavior.

While director Walter Hill‘s film may never be quite as funny as it should be, Brewster’s Millions does deliver some wacky hijinx with Monty’s spending sprees, his interactions with his teammates and best friend (an underutilized John Candy), and the various forces working against him. Lonette McKee also stars as his accountant/love interest.

Re-released on Blu-ray, unfortunately there are no extras available here. And the choice not to upgrade the Dolby 2.0 audio is an unfortunate oversight.

[Universal Studios Home Entertainment, $8.33]

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brewster June 2, 2017 at 9:13 pm

I must have watched this a hundred times growing up. I have not seen it in years but now I want to track it down.

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