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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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Slammer  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,548,205 (USA) (9 August 1987)

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$7,305,209 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Regarding her acting abilities, James Foley stressed on the fact that Madonna was very uptight and into every detail, determined to have the correct portrayal. "That's probably why it wasn't so good. In Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), when she didn't know what she was doing, she was being natural and at her best." See more »

Goofs

Louden and Nikki leave the bank after they find out it is closed, Mr. Worthington calls, Nikki gets on the phone, holds it up and begins to fire her gun, the next scene as she continues to shoot the gun, her hand is no longer on the phone but on the top of the windshield 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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Connections

Edited into Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Only Just Begun
Written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols
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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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