This comedy, set in the barrios East L.A. is loosely based upon Mark Twain's parable The Million Pound Bank Note. The new version tells the tale of Juan Lopez a nice, but uneducated hombre trying to earn enough money to support his little boy. Though Juan was born in the States, he lacks proper documentation and is sent back to Mexico. Now he sells oranges at an intersection. His life looks hopeless when a limousine pulls up and he is handed an envelope containing a check for one million dollars. He is told that he has one month. If he uses the money correctly he will get an award. Juan is suspicious and takes it to his immigration worker who encourages him to check it out. A Beverly Hills banker almost has apoplexy upon examining the check and Juan knows he has the real thing. Now the good-hearted Juan must avoid the temptations, and the greedy people that suddenly surround him.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2004
UPC: 0031398122548
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG
Source: Lions Gate
Time: 1:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Rodriguez Juan Lopez
Polly Draper Olivia Smith
Pepe Serna Jorge/Mr.Ortiz
Bert Rosario Alvaro
Jonathan Hernandez Alejandro Lopez
Gerardo Flaco
Victor Rivers Hector Delgado
Edward James Olmos The Angel
Tony Plana Jorge
Rubén Blades Bartender
Cheech Marin Shell Shock
David Rasche Jeff
Liz Torres Mrs. Delgado
Larry Linville Richard Dickerson
Maria Rangel Anita
Leslie Danon Patricia
Evelina Fernandez Mrs. Gonzales
Patrick Wright Henchman
Steven Jae Johnson Klaus
Dianna Miranda Waitress at Party
Anita Ortega Neighbor
Bonnie Paul Secretary
Julio Oscar Mechoso Corn Seller
Jon Greene Police Officer
Lillian Hurst Nosey Neighbor
Jean Kasem Party Guest
Paul Williams Jenkins

Technical Credits
Paul Rodriguez Director,Screenwriter
Mark Amin Executive Producer
Sherman Baldwin Producer
Gary Binkow Executive Producer
Eric M. Breiman Producer
Barry Collier Producer
Robert Grasmere Screenwriter
Jennifer Green Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Javitz Producer
Steven Jae Johnson Score Composer
Jeffrey Johnson Score Composer
Bruce Douglas Johnson Cinematographer
Dorothy Koster Casting
Francisca Matos Screenwriter
Mary Patvaldnieks Production Designer
Steven Paul Producer
Samm Pena Score Composer,Associate Producer
Tony Plana Associate Producer
Michael Ripps Editor
Tony Smyles Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [8:10]
2. Beans & Oranges [8:49]
3. Envelope [9:43]
4. New Money [15:56]
5. Señior Lopez [4:23]
6. Gaurdian Angels [6:37]
7. Dinner With Olivia [15:07]
8. The Rooftop [5:41]
9. Saints and Angels [6:53]
10. Hello Goodbye [9:08]
11. Epilogue [1:40]
12. Closing Credits [4:47]

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