Is the plot of "Brewster's Millions" Legal?

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Maybe this should be on I Love True Crime, but I was wondering if the plot of this seminal eighties smash is entirely above board? Surely millions of pounds cannot change hands on the whim of a clearly deranged terminalist?

Lynskey (Lynskey), Thursday, 1 May 2003 01:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm wondering what category this is going to end up in.

slutsky (slutsky), Thursday, 1 May 2003 01:17 (sixteen years ago) link

PS: Walter Hill's Brewster's Millions was actually the 7th or so film to bear the title; the first was made in 1914 and based on a stage play by Winchell Smith and Byron Ongley, which was adapted from the novel by George Barr McCutcheon.

We shall see if this legacy continues into the 21st Century.

slutsky (slutsky), Thursday, 1 May 2003 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Brewster's Millions -- the one with Richard Prior -- is easily one of the worst films ever made. Right up there with Deal Of The Century and Hook.

slutzky -- there's a new film entitled Brewster's Millions coming out next year starring John Stewart and Eddie Griffin...no wait... that's WHO MY NEIGHBOR?

PVC (peeveecee), Thursday, 1 May 2003 02:06 (sixteen years ago) link

It's no The Toy.

slutsky (slutsky), Thursday, 1 May 2003 02:15 (sixteen years ago) link

when I was a kid I loved The Toy... because I was really into toys at the time?

PVC (peeveecee), Thursday, 1 May 2003 02:38 (sixteen years ago) link

That oughta be between you and your diary.

slutsky (slutsky), Thursday, 1 May 2003 02:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Brewster would easily be able to contest the will on the grounds that the qualifying covenant was unreasonable. Hoever said legal action could take a few years (looka t the Grouch Marx will trial) and would rack up a fair amount in legal bills. Who stood to get the money if Brewster didn't gurn and caper foolishly for an hour and a half? If they were not willing to contest it then it probably would be relatively simple. (Non disclousre clauses on actions are particularly difficult to back up).

Pete (Pete), Thursday, 1 May 2003 08:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm glad somebody actually took this question seriously.

slutsky (slutsky), Thursday, 1 May 2003 23:13 (sixteen years ago) link

ten years pass...

one of the pressing questions of the ages

Euler, Saturday, 7 September 2013 17:55 (six years ago) link

four years pass...

did we ever get this sorted?

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:02 (one year ago) link


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