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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,548,205, 9 August 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,305,209
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Trivia

Madonna wanted James Foley to give her proper direction on set, but he preferred her to be her real self, rather than the persona in her music videos. See more »

Goofs

When Louden arrives in Harlem after the hospital, he puts on his pants backwards, you can see the button and zipper when he is laying on the hood talking on the phone, the next scene his pants are on the right way and zippered See more »

Quotes

Nikki Finn: [in a sing-song voice, as she races to pass a train before it reaches the intersection] We'll make it!
Louden Trott: I'll accept anything but a tie.
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Crazy Credits

An animated Nikki Finn opens up the Warner Bros logo and steps out. She then sets off a musical number ("Causing a Commotion") that covers the opening credits, and recaps the events that got Nikki in prison. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

24 Hours
Performed by Duncan Faure
Produced by Stephen Bray
Written by Mary Kessler and Joey Wilson
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23 February 2002 | by 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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