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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)
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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Slammer  »

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$7,305,209 (USA)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While in the record store, Loudon comments on the price ticket on Nikki's new skirt, and there are two price tickets visible. But a moment earlier, when Loudon first notices the skirt, there is only one ticket visible. See more »

Quotes

Cabbie #1: So, you're getting married?
Louden Trott: Yep. Tomorrow at noon, I'm marrying Wendy Worthington.
Cabbie #1: You? Nah.
Louden Trott: What?
Cabbie #1: You marrying Wendy Worthington? I can't see it. You're not her type.
Louden Trott: You know Wendy Worthington?
Cabbie #1: Sure. Wendy from Scarsdale. I had her in the cab once.
Louden Trott: Well, just because you happened to have given her a ride, that doesn't mean that you know her type.
Cabbie #1: I didn't say I gave her a ride. I said I had her in the cab.
[Louden slumps back in his seat looking mortified as the cab comes to a stop]
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Connections

Referenced in Hey Dad..!: Home at Last! (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Step By Step
Performed by Club Nouveau
Written and Produced by Jay King, Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy and David Agent
Courtesy of WARNER BROS. Records
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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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