THE BILLION DOLLAR HOBO (Theatrical Release USA 1977)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì 

The Billion Dollar Hobo—runs a small train track from good to okay and back again—features actors Tim Conway and Will Geer who work an okay rags to riches story with the twist 'if you live as a hobo for awhile you inherit my fortune.’ The movie has the highly identifiable 1970s background music for its scenes. But there is no conclusion. The audience is left in the wings waiting for the tie that will make it all work and there is no tie. The movie just stops. This leaves a viewer unsettled and quite unhappy. There is nothing new, creative, or fresh here for the film overall. It does provide an academic study on the comedy skills of Tim Conway, but better study sources would be the Tim Conway skits as performed in The Carol Burnett Show. 

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A man finds he has a billion-dollar inheritance coming if he finishes a certain set of tasks. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Stuart McGowan for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Lang Elliott and Eric Weston for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Vernon Praiseworthy (Tim Conway), Choo Choo Trayne (Will Geer), Steve (Eric Weston), Mitchell (Sydney Lassick), Leonard Cox (John Myhers), Ernie (Frank Sivero), Jen (Sharon Clark), Barbara Henderson (Victoria Carroll), Rita (Sheela Tessler), Kotch (Mickey Morton), and Guard 2 (Roger Barkley). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This is cute and worth watching to some extent, but the ending seems to ruin the whole film overall.

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