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Million Dollar Mystery (1987)

PG | | Comedy, Mystery | 12 June 1987 (USA)
A disparate group of travelers is eating in an isolated restaurant when a man drops dead of a heart attack. Before he dies, they discover that he is wanted for stealing several million ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writers:

Tim Metcalfe (screenplay), Miguel Tejada-Flores (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Deezen ... Rollie
Wendy Sherman Wendy Sherman ... Lollie
Rick Overton ... Stuart Briggs
Mona Lyden Mona Lyden ... Barbara Briggs
Douglas Emerson ... Howie Briggs
Royce D. Applegate ... Tugger
Pam Matteson Pam Matteson ... Dotty
Daniel McDonald ... Crush
Penny Baker Penny Baker ... Charity
Tawny Fere ... Faith (as Tawny Feré)
LaGena Hart LaGena Hart ... Hope
Tom Bosley ... Sidney Preston
Mack Dryden Mack Dryden ... Fred
Jamie Alcroft Jamie Alcroft ... Bob
Rich Hall ... Slaughter
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Storyline

A disparate group of travelers is eating in an isolated restaurant when a man drops dead of a heart attack. Before he dies, they discover that he is wanted for stealing several million dollars, and he tells them that he has hidden a million dollars in each of four different locations, and gives them clues as to where the locations are. They all then take off and try to get to the hidden treasure before any of the others do. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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There are millions hidden somewhere nearby, and these wild and crazy people will do almost anything to find it.

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Money Mania See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Canyon, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$513,731, 14 June 1987

Gross USA:

$989,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$989,033
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For Eddie Deezen, this is his second competition game themed comedy movie. for he previously appeared in the film Midnight Madness (1980). See more »

Goofs

The green car that Mr. & Mrs. Briggs steal is a Ford LTD, but in interior shots of the car, a Lincoln emblem is on the steering wheel. See more »

Quotes

Tugger: What in the holy hell was he doing with a paper-shredder this big?
Stuart: Well, he worked for the government, didn't he?
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References Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »

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Written and performed by John Lewis Parker
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User Reviews

 
hunting afar
29 May 2012 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Richard Fleischer's "Million Dollar Mystery" has essentially the same plot as Stanley Kramer's "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Here a strange man (Tom Bosley of "Happy Days") dies in a diner and tells everyone in the vicinity that there's $4 million buried, and so they spend the rest of the movie experiencing a series of mishaps trying to find it. Obviously it's not even in the same league as "IaMMMMW" - and the product tie-in certainly weakens the movie - but it's good for a few silly laughs. As can be expected, Eddie Deezen is a riot. Equally funny is Kevin Pollak as a cop who's more into impersonations than crime-fighting. The movie's probably OK seeing once. I recommend the original version more.


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