Brewster's Millions (1985 film)

  • Richard Pryor: Montgomery Brewster
  • John Candy: Spike Nolan
  • Lonette McKee: Angela Drake
  • Stephen Collins: Warren Cox
  • Jerry Orbach: Charley Pegler
  • Pat Hingle: Edward Round Field
  • Tovah Feldshuh: Marilyn
  • Hume Cronyn: Rupert Horn
  • Joe Grifasi: J. B. Donaldo
  • Rick Moranis: Morty King

To hell with the coals ( Original title: Brewster 's Millions ). 's An American comedy film from the year 1985 was directed by Walter Hill, the screenplay by Herschel Weingrod and Timothy Harris based on a novel by George Barr McCutcheon. The main role was played by Richard Pryor.


Monty Brewster is an aging, unsuccessful baseball player. When his uncle dies, Brewster to inherit 300 million U.S. dollars. The will was provided with the clause that Brewster in a month have to waste $ 30 million before he gets the rest of the money. He must conceal the background of the waste from its environment. He may not destroy works of art and give away more than 5 % of the total. Should he lose the bet, a law firm will manage the heritage.

Brewster may waive the bet and get one million U.S. dollars compensation. He considers it and decides to bet. The Auditor Angela Drake controls the bills.

Brewster 's parties and provides many people a high salaries. This includes the fiancé Drake, who works for the law firm mentioned in the will. His bosses promise him the partnership if it causes Brewster loses the bet. Brewster invested millions in seemingly hopeless company, but bring profits.

Brewster is out of money for the campaign " none of above" at the election of the mayor of New York City. He insulted the competitors designated as amoral and finds them with money. He also organized a friendly game of his old team with the New York Yankees, the Yankees win. After the game, he announced the abandonment of the candidacy.

The fiancé of Angela Drake canceled secretly an invoice and concealed the receipt of $ 20,000. This he shows only a few minutes before the deadline. Brewster suggests the man who threatened legal action. Then hired Brewster Angela Drake as his lawyer and gives her the $ 20,000 as a fee. He is declared the rightful heir of the 300 million dollars and leaves together with Angela the conference room.


Janet Maslin wrote in the New York Times of 22 May 1985 that the script "flat" is. She praised the supporting cast Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins, Pat Hingle and John Candy.

The lexicon of international film wrote that the film "action rich" and " tailored to Richard Pryor " was. The screenplay was " weak".


The shooting took place in New York City. The film played in theaters in the USA about a 38.8 million U.S. dollars.