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Who's That Girl (1987)

The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence.

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Cast

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Loudon 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 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
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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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7 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$7,305,209 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

In the first shot of Loudon 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, Loudon is in the driver's seat again. See more »

Quotes

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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24 Hours
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Not as bad as its reputation
10 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie the day it opened in NYC, at the Ziegfield. At the time Madonna was not quite the cultural icon she is now. She had a couple of hits, was very good in "Desparately Seeking Susan" and I had tickets to see her in concert at Giants Stadium.

"Who's That Girl?" gives Madonna an actual role to play, which is not just a variation of her own personality. She does the madcap/heroine routine better than you might think. Griffin Dunne is very well cast as the man around to witness all the shenanigans.

The story involves a huge cat named Murray, a bride-to-be who has slept with every cabbie in NYC, a mean father-in-law, and a key. There are a lot of car chases and cops trailing their path. All the elements of a screwball comedy intact.

Sir John Mills is seen briefly. He shares a glass of champagne with the leads and has the greatest apartment on the Upper West Side, complete with a rain forest and everything.

Compared to most Madonna movies (the ones I've been able to tolerate anyway), this is fantastic. On its own, its not that bad. 6/10.

PS The concert was lousy.


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