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Buy & Cell (1987)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  25 May 1990 (Portugal)
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Herbie Altman is framed for Stock fraud by his boss when the SEC starts investigating his company. Sent to prison, he helps a fellow inmate successfully invest his money. Soon all the ... See full summary »



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Herbie Altman
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Lise Cutter ...
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Sonia (as Geretta Giancarlo)
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Warden Tennant
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Herbie Altman is framed for Stock fraud by his boss when the SEC starts investigating his company. Sent to prison, he helps a fellow inmate successfully invest his money. Soon all the inmates want his help. To manage all the money, he forms CON INC. and runs it from the prison under the noses of the warden and the guards. But when the IRS and SEC begin to investigate this successful company, it looks like he may be in trouble again. Written by Brian W Martz <>

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Buy it or sell it! Best of all, TRASH IT!
20 December 1998 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Your hard life will never be complete without another stupid comedy movie from the late 80s that offers plenty of terrible nonsense. Michael Winslow didn't provide enough of the usual noises he was famous for in the POLICE ACADEMY series, which didn't matter at all. Everything else is substandard as always. Before investing interest in BUY & CELL, consider watching Comedy Central's lame-duck movies and decide for yourself.

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