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Strictly Business -- A hilarious film about a successful "buppie" investment broker who risks his career, fiancé and possessions when he becomes infatuated with a beautiful club promoter.
Strictly Business -- US Home Video Trailer from Warner Brothers Pictures


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Pam Gibson (written by) and
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Release Date:
8 November 1991 (USA) See more »
A comedy about a kid who goes from the mailroom to the boardroom by improving relations between a mover & a shaker.
Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white"... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tommy Davidson ... Bobby

Joseph C. Phillips ... Waymon

Anne-Marie Johnson ... Diedre (as Anne Marie Johnson)

David Marshall Grant ... David

Jon Cypher ... Drake

Samuel L. Jackson ... Monroe (as Sam Jackson)

Halle Berry ... Natalie

Kim Coles ... Millicent
Paul Butler ... Leroy Halloran

James McDaniel ... Roland Halloran

Paul Provenza ... Larry

Annie Golden ... Sheila

Sam Rockwell ... Gary
Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Atwell
Sarah Stavrou ... Karen
Ellis Williams ... Teddy Halloran

Joe Torry ... Darryl

Susan Haskell ... Donna
Marita Stavrou ... Woman at Subway
Ivelka Reyes ... Sondra
Glenn Kubota ... Mr. Kagawa
Edmund Ikeda ... Mr. Utamaro
Novella Nelson ... Olivia
Trula Hoosier Marcus ... Young Mother

Victor Slezak ... Maitre D'

Mansoor Najee-ullah ... Homeless Man
Greg Mays ... Kyle (as Greg Mays 'Nice')
Darryl Barnes ... Tyrone (as Daryl Barnes 'Smooth')
David 'Redhead' Guppy ... Donavan
Lyndah McCaskill ... Uptown Girl No. 1
Michele Morgan ... Uptown Girl No. 2

Denis Leary ... Jake
Angelo Dimascio ... Kilimanjaro Doorman (as Angelo DiMascio)

Kevin Hooks ... Married Man

Isaiah Washington ... Hustler
Margaret Crossby ... Young Girl at Bar (as Margaret Crosby)

Ellen Cleghorne ... Cocktail Waitress (as G. Ellen Cleghorne)

Jerome Preston Bates ... Security Guard
Geraldo Alverio ... Man at Cocktail Party
Eugene Key ... Waiter
Robin Hamon ... Flower Lady
Jodeci ... Band at Lola's
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Finnerty ... Bartender (uncredited)

Mike Hayes ... Man in Bar (uncredited)

Gary Landon Mills ... Patron outside club (uncredited)
Damon Pooser ... Tailor (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Hooks 
Rolando Hudson (uncredited)
Writing credits
Pam Gibson (written by) and
Nelson George (written by)

Produced by
Mark Burg .... executive producer
Nelson George .... associate producer
Pam Gibson .... producer
Andre Harrell .... producer
David R. Kappes .... co-producer (as David Kappes)
Chris Zarpas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michel Colombier 
Cinematography by
Zoltán David (director of photography) (as Zoltan David)
Film Editing by
Richard Nord 
Casting by
Brian Chavanne 
Julie Mossberg 
Production Design by
Ruth Ammon 
Art Direction by
Rowena Rowling 
Set Decoration by
Sonja Roth 
Costume Design by
Beulah Jones-Black 
Makeup Department
Clifford Booker .... hair designer (as Clifford R. Booker)
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup designer (as Toy Russell-Van Lierop)
Production Management
Dan Genetti .... post-production supervisor
Victoria Westhead .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marlene Arvan .... assistant director: second unit
Vicki Cherkas .... dga trainee
David R. Kappes .... second unit director (as David Kappes)
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director
Gina Randazzo .... second assistant director
Art Department
James R. Bilz .... property master
Anthony Dunne .... construction coordinator (as Tony Dunne)
Peter Gelfman .... leadman
Howard Goldstein .... set dresser
John Grimolizzi .... key set builder
Tim Hunter .... scenic (as Timothy Hunter)
Bernard Jackson .... scenic
Ronald Keyson .... scenic
Michael Leather .... set dresser
Elizabeth Linn .... charge person
David Pressman .... art consultant (as David K. Pressman)
Jean Roman Seyfried .... scenic (as Jean Seyfriend)
Kerry Weeks .... third prop
Anne Wenniger .... prop assistant
Sound Department
Charlie Ajar Jr. .... dubbing recordist (as Charles Ajar)
Rick Bozeat .... sound editor
Michael C. Casper .... supervising re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor (as Paul Clay)
Rick Field .... boom operator
Karyn Foster .... assistant sound editor
Larry Hoff .... sound mixer (as Lawrence Hoff)
David Jansen .... assistant sound editor
Drake Jenevein .... assistant sound editor (as Drake Jenevin)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Susan Kurtz .... sound editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound effects re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer (as Thomas Nelson)
Carin Rogers .... sound editor
Karin Roulo .... foley mixer
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... sound editor (as Jeff Sandler)
Pat Somerset .... adr editor
Gail Steele .... foley artist
Mike Szakmeister .... sound editor (as Mike Szackmeister)
Edgard Mourino .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Burrell .... grip
Joe DeSalvo .... Steadicam operator
Craig DiBona .... Steadicam operator
Edwin Effrein .... second assistant camera (as Eddie Effrein)
Richard Guinness Jr. .... dolly grip (as Richard Guinness)
Jenny Kane .... electrician
Jeremy Knaster .... best boy
Todd MacNicholl .... key grip
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
William Moore .... electrician
Douglas Pellegrino .... first assistant camera (as Doug Pellegrino)
Peter Reniers .... director of photography: second unit
Kurt Rimmel .... dolly grip
Leslie Saltus-Evans .... camera loader (as Leslie Saltus)
John Sosenko .... camera operator
John Sosenko .... director of photography: second unit
Demmie Todd .... still photographer
Derrick Tseng .... electrician
Marcus Turner .... grip
Paul Volo .... best boy
Scott Williams .... gaffer
Casting Department
Susan Dalla Betta .... casting: Los Angeles
Kimberly Hardin .... casting assistant: Los Angeles (as Kim Hardin)
Timothy McDowell .... assistant extras casting (as Tim McDowell)
Jessica Rosenblum .... club extra casting
Marnie Waxman .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer L. Bryan .... wardrobe supervisor (as Jennifer Bryan)
Roberta Christy .... wardrobe assistant
Alexander White .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
David Bryden .... color timer (as Dave Bryden)
Sara Corrigan .... apprentice editor
Joseph Gutowski .... assistant editor (as Joe Gutowski)
Stephanie Mitchell .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Eloise Bryan .... music coordinator
Eloise Bryan .... soundtrack coordinator
Tom Gerard .... music re-recording mixer (as Thomas Gerard)
Jason Nord .... music editor
Lise Richardson .... music editor
Gail Steele .... music editor
Richard Wolf .... composer: opening title
Transportation Department
Steven R. Hammond .... transportation captain (as Stephen R. Hammond)
Tom Heilig .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Emilio Austin .... choreographer (as Emilio 'Stretch' Austin)
Jane Barrer .... production liaison
Dominique Bruballa .... production accountant
Phillipa Davis .... assistant production office coordinator (as Phillipa D. Davis)
William 'Telly' Davis .... security officer (as Telly Davis)
Christine Dolce .... assistant to executive producer
Joe Facey .... production aide
Anita Gibson .... production aide
Darien Jackson .... assistant to executive producer
Matt Janes .... production liaison
Lisa Jenks .... jeweller
Joe Kelly .... production aide
Tracey Kemble .... production aide
David Lane .... production aide
Sandy Livingston .... unit publicist: GS Marketing Entertainment
Natalie Macklin .... production aide
P. Anne Mandel .... production aide
Kenneth Matthews .... assistant to producers
Larniece Matthews .... assistant craft service
Robert Lee Morris .... jeweller
Anne Nevin .... production office coordinator
Hernan Otaño .... craft service (as Michael Otano)
Schavaria Reeves .... production aide
Dawn Murphy Riley .... production aide (as Dawn Riley)
Cornelia 'Nini' Rogan .... script supervisor
Carla M. Schorr .... assistant accountant
Tim Tyler .... parking coordinator
Michael Ventresco .... title designer: main titles
William G. Wheeler Jr. .... production aide (as William G. Wheeler)
Jeff Woodton .... production aide
Elizabeth Zagrany .... assistant accountant (as Beth Zagrany)
Katie Zarpas .... production aide
Irving Azoff .... special thanks
Russell Simmons .... special thanks: Rush Communications
Crew verified as complete

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Brazil:87 min | USA:83 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Tommy Davidson, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Kim Coles all were cast members of "In Living Color".See more »
Bobby Johnson:You know what, G? You are straight-up whiter than the *whitest* white man!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Baby on Board (1992)See more »
I Just Want Your LoveSee more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
good comedy, 1 June 2002
Author: Jerry Smith from USA

Strictly Business is a good feel-good comedy movie. Tommy davidson and Joseph Phillips are awesome as an on-screen duo. Halle Berry looks good in this one. This movie is bombed by critics, but I think it's good. I recommend this to anybody and everybody who is a fan of comedy movies.

Overall the movie is really funny and really good. Rating 9 out of 10.

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