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Who's That Girl (1987)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  7 August 1987 (USA)
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An uptight New York tax lawyer gets his life turned upside down, all in a single day, when he's asked to escort a feisty and free-spirited female ex-convict whom asks him to help prove her innocence of her crime.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nikki Finn
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Louden Trott
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Wendy Worthington
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Simon Worthington
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Mrs. Worthington
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Montgomery Bell (as Sir John Mills)
Robert Swan ...
Detective Bellson
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Detective Doyle
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Raoul
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Benny
James Dietz ...
Buck
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Sandy - Wendy's Friend
Karen Elise Baldwin ...
Heather - Wendy's Friend (as Karen Baldwin)
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Rachel - Wendy's Friend
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Denise - Wendy's Friend
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Four years unjustly jailed haven't dampened the spirits or determination of Nikki Finn. Th spunky parolee sets out to clear her name - and sets the Big Apple spinning in deliriously funny ways. Written by Anonymous

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A funny thing happened on the way to the bus station.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Slammer  »

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$7,305,209 (USA)
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In the parking garage, Louden is driving erratically because he is not wearing his glasses, after he parks off the side of the building, Louden is swinging on the door, hovering over the water, without his glasses on, the next scene he appears with his glasses on. See more »

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Louden Trott: We did one of your things already. We murdered the pimp and the fat man. Now it's time to do one of MY things.
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Best Thing Ever
Performed by Scritti Politti
Produced by Green Gartside, David Gamson and John Potoker (as John 'Tokes' Potoker)
Written by Green Gartside and David Gamson
Courtesy of WARNER BROS. Records and VIRGIN Records
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Better than most of the recent "comedies" that focus on "gross-out" humor.
29 January 2002 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

Admittedly I was only 13 years old when I first saw this movie (in the theater), but it has always been one of my favorites.

The story line was held together with some of the best lines. (I still quote them today). Madonna gets slammed for so many reasons, this movie should not be one of them. She and Griffin Dunne made a fun, quirky couple. It did not pretend to be anything than what it was, and who can find fault with that?

This movie was part farce, part mystery (okay, not up to Agatha Christie standards) and part romantic comedy. It was no worse than most films that fall into the romantic comedy genre, if anything it is one of the better ones.

For those of you out there who hate Madonna, by all means avoid this film, why torture yourself? But for anyone who likes her, or just wants to see a light, fluffy story with some great music (let's hear it for Scritti Politti)then "Who's That Girl" is a fun, nostalgic trip that will have you laughing in no time.

Laugh at Buck, the delivery driver, or Griffin Dunne in that top hat and tails, and who could forget the bridesmaids, having been kidnapped and tied together, hitting on the cops? I'm laughing just thinking about it.


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