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Strictly Business (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 November 1991 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Trivia

Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson were later starred in the Spike Lee movie Jungle Fever. 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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Now's the B Turn
Performed by Laquan
Written by Laquan, Bret Mazur & Richard Wolf
Courtesy of Island Records
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Before they were stars?
23 December 2003 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a cute little flick in which many actors, who later get more fame, appear in the same film.

Tommy Davidson (In Living Color, stand-up comedian), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction and Star Wars?), Halle Berry (some movie where she got an Oscar for some reason), Denis Leary (stand-up comedian known for his song "A..hole"), and Sam Rockwell (Galaxy Quest) get together in this not too interesting flick about business as usual.

It's simple formula works for people in their teens. It has a "70's" feel to it that makes it not worth watching. I found it interesting to see them all together before they became more famous. Halle Berry *is* adorable.

The ending is incredibly drawn out. I kept screaming in my head "END IT, PLEASE END IT!" 6/10

-Zafoid


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