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Strictly Business (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 November 1991 (USA)
Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will ... See full summary »

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Bobby
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Waymon
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Diedre (as Anne Marie Johnson)
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David
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Drake
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Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
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Millicent
Paul Butler ...
Leroy Halloran
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Roland Halloran
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Larry
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Sheila
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Gary
Ira Wheeler ...
Mr. Atwell
Sarah Stavrou ...
Karen
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Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will try to move Bobby to the trainee broker programme if he will help him meet Natalie, the girl of his dreams. There's only one problem, everyone will have to change... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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A comedy about a kid who goes from the mailroom to the boardroom by improving relations between a mover & a shaker.

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Comedy | Romance

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8 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Go Natalie!  »

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$7,683,267 (USA)
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Three actors later became Marvel characters in the cinematic movies. Halle Berry portrayed as Storm in the X-Men franchise. Samuel L. Jackson portrayed as Nick Fury in the Avengers films. And Sam Rockwell portrayed as the villain Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Johnson: You know what, G? You are straight-up whiter than the *whitest* white man!
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References New Jack City (1991) See more »

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For the Love of Money
Performed by Troop and Levert
Rap by Queen Latifah
Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Anthony Jackson
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Now in my collection
26 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is really a good movie. I look at it every time it comes on which is maybe once or twice a year.

Could never find it over the past 15 or so years, until my son found it for me Christmas week and I just got it -- so it's now in my movie collection.

A really feel good love story that breaks the boundaries of life styles, stereotypes of wealth and income levels. And that given a chance, many of us have talents to excel.

Critics often bash GOOD movies and we all miss out. Props to Kevin Hooks for directing.


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