The Billion Dollar Hobo

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"Clear the tracks! It's a 100 laffs-a-minute runaway as Tim goes tramping with a locomotive and a canine keeper!"
  • G
  • 1977
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 4.5  (367)

The Billion Dollar Hobo is a 1977 comedy film directed by Worth Keeter and starring Tim Conway, Al Stellone, and Ellen Gerstein. The movie centers on a man named Vernon Praiseworthy, played by Conway, who is down on his luck and struggling to make ends meet. After losing his job and his home, Vernon decides to hit the road and become a hobo, hitchhiking his way across the country in search of a better life.

As Vernon travels from town to town, he encounters a variety of characters, both good and bad. He befriends a young runaway named Hank, played by Stellone, who joins him on his journey. Together, they face numerous challenges and obstacles, including run-ins with the law, encounters with dangerous criminals, and even a run-in with a giant alligator.

Despite the difficulties they face, Vernon and Hank remain determined to persevere and achieve their goals. Along the way, they learn important lessons about the value of friendship, the importance of hard work, and the true meaning of success.

Throughout the movie, Tim Conway delivers a hilarious and engaging performance as Vernon, bringing his trademark wit and humor to every scene. Al Stellone also shines as Hank, providing a youthful energy and enthusiasm that perfectly complements Conway's more seasoned character.

Despite being a relatively low-budget film, The Billion Dollar Hobo boasts some impressive production values, with gorgeous cinematography that captures the beauty and diversity of the American landscape. The movie's soundtrack is also a standout, featuring a catchy and upbeat theme song that perfectly captures the film's lighthearted spirit.

Overall, The Billion Dollar Hobo is an entertaining and enjoyable comedy that will appeal to fans of Tim Conway and classic 1970s filmmaking. With its blend of humor, heart, and adventure, this movie is a true gem of its era and a testament to the enduring appeal of the hobos and drifters of American folklore.

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    4.5  (367)