Cinema: Clearance Sale

MR. BILLION

Directed by JONATHAN KAPLAN Screenplay by KEN FRIEDMAN and JONATHAN KAPLAN

Inflation overtakes everything, even movie plots. Back in 1936, when Frank Capra made Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, an inheritance of $20 million was sufficient to surpass the ordinary man's dreams of wealth. Today, it seems, nothing less than $1 billion will do. In Mr. Billion that is the value of the conglomerate a San Francisco financier bequeaths to an obscure nephew in Italy (Terence Hill). The hitch is that the nephew, a garage mechanic who idolizes John Wayne and Steve McQueen, must reach San Francisco within 20 days to...

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