McMillion$: Season 1

McMillion$: Season 1

McMillion$: Season 1

A detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents who caught the security officer who orchestrated the entire scheme.

2020Rating: MUSAHBO
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
28 June 2020

Episode 1

An anonymous tip to FBI agent Doug Mathews speaks of a con surrounding the much-beloved McDonald's Monopoly game and its mysterious mastermind, a man going by the moniker of “Uncle Jerry.”

EPISODE 1.2
28 June 2020

Episode 2

Hoping to unmask “Uncle Jerry,” the FBI investigates two prominent figures they believe are connected to the scam; Agent Mathews and McDonald's employee Amy Murray pay a visit to a prior winner, who sweats and... MORE mumbles as their cameras roll.

EPISODE 1.3
28 June 2020

Episode 3

Frank Colombo reveals how “Uncle Jerry” would sell the winning tickets to his brother, Gennaro “Jerry” Colombo, for a premium. The undercover FBI video crew interviews a winner who tries to obscure the origins of... MORE her million-dollar game ticket.

EPISODE 1.4
28 June 2020

Episode 4

Gennaro “Jerry” Colombo lands in the ICU, leading Jerome “Jerry” Jacobson to scout for new recruiters. Dwight Baker and others join the operation. The FBI gathers intel on “Uncle Jerry's” middlemen and ends up tailing... MORE Dwight to the airport.

EPISODE 1.5
28 June 2020

Episode 5

Focusing their attention on Dwight Baker, the FBI intercepts a call with "Uncle Jerry" that leads them to capture evidence of a game piece exchange; the FBI works overtime to launch a coordinated cross-country day... MORE of indictments.

EPISODE 1.6
28 June 2020

Episode 6

As the trial nears, many of the defendants take plea deals, but George Chandler and others decide to fight to prove their innocence; when Jerome "Jerry" Jacobson takes the stand, the remaining details of how... MORE he pulled off his scheme are disclosed.

McMillion$: Season 1 / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Though it's not especially good as a piece of formal filmmaking... McMillion$ tells a quirky and frequently hilarious tale filled with enough twists and turns that you'll swear it came from the keyboard of a Carl Hiaasen or Elmore Leonard.

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Variety

Variety

Indeed, the film leans hard on artless devices, including a predilection for re-enactment that feels like something out of "America's Most Wanted."

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

McMillions has an immediate advantage in that the real people involved in the story are larger-than-life characters.

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Vulture

Vulture

McMillion$ is filled with characters with a capital C, the kind who can recall specific decisions and moments with brutally funny frankness.

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NPR

NPR

As the series goes on, it changes shape, which is one of the reasons I wish the whole thing had been available to preview. I'm curious about the ultimate structure of these six episodes, but the first three had my full attention.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is the characters who carry the series, which is remarkably unstylish in execution and rushes through parts of the investigation where you might have preferred it to linger.

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