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Millions (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 29 April 2005 (USA)
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Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

Director:

Danny Boyle
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Etel ... Damian
Lewis McGibbon ... Anthony
James Nesbitt ... Ronnie
Daisy Donovan ... Dorothy
Christopher Fulford ... The Man
Pearce Quigley ... Community Policeman
Jane Hogarth Jane Hogarth ... Mum
Alun Armstrong ... St Peter
Enzo Cilenti ... St Francis
Nasser Memarzia ... St Joseph
Kathryn Pogson Kathryn Pogson ... St Clare
Harry Kirkham Harry Kirkham ... St Nicholas
Cornelius Macarthy ... Gonzaga
Kolade Agboke Kolade Agboke ... Ambrosio
Leslie Phillips ... Leslie Phillips
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Storyline

The UK is about to switch its currency from Pounds to Euros, giving a gang a chance to rob the poorly-secured train loaded with money on its way to incineration. But, during the robbery, one of the big bags falls literally from the sky on Damian's playhouse, a 7-year old given to talking to saints. The boy then starts seeing what the world and the people around him are made of. Ethics, being human and the soul all come to the forefront in this film. Written by Reuben Cogo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Can anyone be truly good? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Millones See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£293,032 (United Kingdom), 27 May 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,224, 13 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,583,149, 28 August 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Boyle: [Millionaire] At one point, the family is watching Britain's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) on television. This show, of course, plays a huge role in Boyle's later film, Slumdog Millionaire (2008). See more »

Goofs

Though the film is set around the Christmas holiday, several shots show verdant foliage only likely to be seen in summer. Director Danny Boyle explains the season difference at 30:44 in the DVD commentary and says he was told it looks more like Umbria (the Green Heart of Italy) than Manchester. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Damian Cunningham: [voiceover] The French have said au revoir to the franc, the Germans have said auf wiedersehen to the mark, and the Portuguese have said... whatever to their thing.
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Crazy Credits

When the Pathe logo comes up, the shadow of the hen has a halo over its head. See more »

Connections

Features Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday
(1893)
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty) and Mildred J. Hill
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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Heartwarming but not saccharine
17 February 2005 | by jkchangSee all my reviews

Millions reinforces the fact that Danny Boyle cannot be pigeonholed as a director. One does not expect to see the director of acclaimed drug abuse and zombie movies come out with such wholesome entertainment. Though this is accessible for the family, do not let that mislead you into thinking the movie does not have weight. The sincerity of this film saves it from becoming too lovey, and Boyle's personal connection with Manchester certainly adds to the depth of the environment. The story is told from the children's' point of view, bright with color, and those children give extraordinary performances. The use of stop-motion and accelerated exposures is characteristic of a style Boyle enjoys, and it accents the scenes where it is employed well. I highly recommend this film, and only wish it had been released for the past holiday season.


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