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Taking Care of Business (1990)

 -  Comedy  -  17 August 1990 (USA)
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An uptight advertising exec has his entire life in a filofax organizer which mistakenly ends up in the hands of a friendly convict who poses as him.

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Mr. Sakamoto
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Ted Bradford Jr.
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Terrence E. McNally ...
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Storyline

Jimmy Dworski is a criminal serving the last 48 hours of a jail sentence. He wins a couple of baseball tickets by calling a radio quiz show. With help of other inmates, he escapes to go watch the game. When by chance he finds the Filofax of executive Spencer Barns who loses it while traveling on a business weekend. Jimmy finds cash, credit cards and the key to a big mansion. He jumps on the opportunity and starts posing as Barns. While the real Barnes is trying to find his Filofax he gets in all sorts of trouble. How will things turn out when the two finally meet? Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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You are who you pretend to be. See more »

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Comedy

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Filofax  »

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$20,005,435 (USA)
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Trivia

First Baseman Mark Grace and Pitcher Bert Blyleven, who make cameos in the film actually played in the Major Leagues for the Chicago Cubs and California, now Anaheim Angels. See more »

Goofs

Scene with Sakamoto and Connors at restaurant meeting. Connors takes cigarette out of case before Sakamoto walks in. When she gets up to greet Sakamoto and then sits back down, she reaches for another cigarette. Then after they cut back to her, she already has it lit. But you never hear her lighter click. See more »

Quotes

Ted Bradford Jr.: Spencer... Toast.
Jimmy Dworski: Yeah... A toast! To the Cubs winning the world series!... and to big tits!
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Yo Baby Yo
Written by Baber, Lewis, Mallison, Isaacs, Constant
Performed by Party Posse
Courtesy of Zomba Recording Corp.
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1 July 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

this is probably one of my favorite movies ever made, (sentimentaly anyways). james belushi is a perfect fish in this flick. the baseball undertones are great, not to mention walters daughter, jewel, who is just a 4 alarm fire. belushi and charles grodin have an undeniable chemistry together. is it a little chessy? yeah. was it the early 90's? hell yeah. is it a great little flick? betchorass it is.


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