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Who's That Girl (1987)

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)
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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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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Slammer  »

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$7,305,209 (USA)
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Originally, Sean Penn was set to co-star with Madonna but after their movie Shanghai Surprise (1986) flopped, the producers opted to go with Griffin Dunne instead, fresh from his success with After Hours (1985). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nikki Finn: [after jumping from one building over to another, to Louden] Jump!
Louden Trott: [reaching the edge of the building, nervous] What?
Nikki Finn: Come on!
Louden Trott: Are you insane?
Nikki Finn: I did it, you can do it!
Louden Trott: You're a criminal, I'm a tax attorney! I'll be alright here, I'm sure somebody'll call the cops.
Nikki Finn: They are the cops!
Louden Trott: [shots are being fired behind him, nonstop] AHH!
Louden Trott: [nervously] Maybe if I just explain...
Nikki Finn: Explain what, Trott? That we were buyin' four stolen semi-automatic weapons on your gold card?
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Referenced in Hey Dad..!: Home at Last! (1988) See more »

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Chapel Of Love
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Madonna as herself
20 June 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The singer / icon known as Madonna in the 1980's was Nikki Finn. The outrageous and very funny little girl with a sketchy past could only be played Madonna. Who's that Girl is a romantic comedy about two completely different who end up falling in love under the most unusual circumstances. Although its not a great comedy, the story is genuine and the acting holds up. Surprisingly, Madonna does not use her sexuality as much as she has in the past and in future films. Her funniness and charm wins over the audience. Although she is very sexy, she does not use her eye candy to draw the audience. A coming of age drama in the sense that Madonna is growing up and trying to break away from her past. In the end, the movie showcases Madonna as an actress and not the singer. Not since Desperately Seeking Susan two years before, that a film took a chance to promote Madonna off the stage (music) and onto the big screen as a comedic actress.


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