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A Million to Juan (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Paul Rodriguez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rodriguez ... Juan Lopez
Tony Plana ... Jorge
Bert Rosario ... Alvaro
Polly Draper ... Olivia Smith
Jonathan Hernandez ... Alejandro Lopez
Larry Linville ... Richard Dickerson
Victor Rivers ... Hector Delgado
Maria Rangel ... Anita
Leslie Danon Leslie Danon ... Patricia
Evelina Fernández ... Mrs. Gonzales
Gerardo Mejía ... Flaco (as Gerardo)
David Rasche ... Jeff
Edward James Olmos ... The Angel
Pepe Serna ... Mr. Ortiz
Liz Torres ... Mrs. Delgado
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Storyline

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. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Money can't buy everything. Yeah, right. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some very mild language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Million to One See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$381,457, 15 May 1994

Gross USA:

$1,220,842

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,220,842
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Very few people know that this movie (along with the 1957 version and the 1946 version) are loosely based upon a short story by Mark Twain called "The Million Pound Bank Note", published in 1893. The story line in the book, and the three movie versions, basically only share the theme of the "bank note" or "check" that cannot be cashed or spent. See more »

Quotes

Juan Lopez: All the American citizens I know are illegal.
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Version of Your Show Time: The Million Pound Bank Note (1949) See more »

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EL FLACO FUNK
Written and Performed by John Pena
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Good work Paul
25 October 2018 | by rigovegaSee all my reviews

I know this has mixed review, but the films simplicity and honesty is what makes it worthwhile. So the story has been told many times on screen only this time the protagonist is a Chicano.

The movie is not trying to be something that it's not. It's funny when it has to be and it does not try too hard. Yes, there is plenty of stereotypes but that is expected in this kind of film. If you like Chicano films, Rags to Riches stories, or simply a movie that the whole family can watch, then you might enjoy this.


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