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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film begins on September 11, 1987, and carries on into the morning of September 12. 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: 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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Connections

Referenced in The Trouble with Barry (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's That Girl
Performed by Madonna
Written and Produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Courtesy of SIRE Records
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Who's That Girl: The Early Marxism of Madonna
11 August 2000 | by (Tulsa, OK) – See all my reviews

Before she appeared in a series of Freudian dramas (Body of Evidence, Dangerous Game, Evita), Madonna experimented with juxtaposing the Nabokovian ideal of naive nymphette (see Desperately Seeking Susan) with that of unabashed working-class sexuality. What results is a masterpiece of subtle Neo-Marxist Feminism, culminated in the character of Nikki Fin. At the onset we're forced to inquire about Nikki's identity: Really, who is that girl? Is she dressing that way intentionally? Does her sartorial behavior undermine or fuel her existential yearnings? Disguised as a comedy, Who's That Girl toys with the notion that under certain social imperatives (read capitalism reeling from Reaganomics) women must find purpose by not simply exercising hostility on their male peers, but expect social gain and subordination from their attempts. Can I recommend Who's That Girl? Wholeheartedly, I can.


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