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Director Danny Boyle revisits a theme from his Shallow Grave and Trainspotting days -- greed -- but focuses on a much younger protagonist with this comedy drama. Millions opens with recent widower Ronnie (James Nesbitt) moving his two precocious pre-pubescent sons to the suburbs. Missing his mother and the comforts of his old neighborhood, the young Damian (Alex Etel) builds a cardboard-box fort on the outskirts of the suburb, where one day his placid introvert existence is literally crushed by a giant gym bag full of thousands of pounds' worth of cash. Less concerned with the origin of the money than with how to spend it, Damian and his older brother, Anthony (Lewis McGibbon), decide to keep it a secret from their father, which becomes an increasingly tricky proposition as the days pass. His conscience getting in the way of his spending, Damian debates the ethics of his ill-gotten gains with a handful of imaginary saints, and begins to try to spend his cash a little more altruistically. But his charitable deeds inadvertently attract the attention of a mysterious, threatening man who's desperate to get his hands on the money. Marking a distinct change of pace for Boyle after the horror film 28 Days Later, Millions world-premiered at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:March 11, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Broadcast Film Critics Association Alex Etel Best Young Actor 2005 Nominee

Cast

Alex Etel
as Damian Cunningham
James Nesbitt
as Ronnie Cunningham
Daisy Donovan
as Dorothy
Christopher Fulford
as The Poor Man
Pearce Quigley
as Community Policeman
Jane Hogarth
as Mum
Alun Armstrong
as St. Peter
Enzo Cilenti
as St. Francis
Nasser Memarzia
as St. Joseph
Kathryn Pogson
as St. Clare
Harry Kirkham
as St. Nicholas
Cornelius Macarthy
as Gonzaga
Kolade Agboke
as Ambrosio
Leslie Phillips
as Himself

Crew

Danny Boyle
Director
Andrew Hauptman
Producer
Damian Jones
Producer
Graham Broadbent
Producer
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Screenwriter
Anthony Dod Mantle
Cinematographer
Chris Gill
Editor
Mark Tildesley
Production Designer
Mark Digby
Supervising Art Director
Tracey Seaward
Co-producer
Cameron Mccracken
Executive Producer
Duncan Reid
Executive Producer
François Ivernel
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Susannah Buxton
Costume Designer
Dennis Cartwright
Sound/Sound Designer
Gail Stevens
Casting
Beverley Keogh
Casting
Brian Tufano
Second Unit Camera
Peter Bach
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mark Tildesley
Second Unit Assistant Director
Daf Hobson
Second Unit Camera
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