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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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)
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Detective Doyle
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Raoul
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Benny
James Dietz ...
Buck
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Heather - Wendy's Friend (as Karen Baldwin)
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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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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$7,305,209 (USA)
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The film was originally titled "Slammer" until Madonna wrote and decided to use Who's That Girl as the film's theme song. The song went to #1 on the Billboard chart in August 1987. See more »

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In the first shot of Louden crashing through the gate and the limo dangling over the edge of the parking structure, you can clearly see that it is a stunt driver in a hat in the driver's seat when the car is shown from the side. When it cuts back to inside the car, Louden is in the driver's seat again. See more »

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Nikki Finn: C'mon Lounde, haven't you ever done anything you were proud of?
Louden Trott: Well, I used to be really good at fencing.
Nikki Finn: See? There you go. I knew ya' had it in ya'.
Louden Trott: Yeah, but of course my father would never come watch me.
Nikki Finn: Why would your father wanna watch you turn over stolen goods? You're twisted!
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Written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols
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23 February 2002 | by (Waltham, MA) – See all my reviews

The critics pile on most post-"Desperately" Madonna comedies, but this was not at all bad. It's a latter-day "Bringing Up Baby," and it's no insult to the memory of Hawks, Grant and Hepburn to say this was almost as good. Not ringing praise, but I think fans of screwball owe it to themselves to see it. Madonna's Golden Globe for "Evita" and stunning film debut in "Susan" were no fluke; she is quite funny here. Griffin Dunne is a worthy foil, as she brings out his best performance. I defy non-Grinches not to laugh when she pulls a "Knock Knock" joke at a staid coop board meeting. See it.


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