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Taking Care of Business (1990)

R | | Comedy | 17 August 1990 (USA)
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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Cast

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Jimmy (as James Belushi)
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Stephen Elliott ...
Walter
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Sakamoto
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Ted
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Mike
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J.B.
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LeBradford (as J.J.)
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Terrence E. McNally ...
Hamilton
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Storyline

Jimmy Dworski(Jim Belushi) 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(Charles Grodin) 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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$20,005,435 (USA)
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Production title was "Filofax"; however, the word is a registered trademark of the Leeds Filofax Group, and producers could not get permission to use it as the movie's release title. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy is first checking out Walter's living room, and the TV is showing the news story about the prison strike, the announcer says "Let's talk to the Warden, Mr. Frank Toole, here at the Milton K. Prochek Correctional Facility". The announcer then starts out with, "Mr. Prochek..." and is never corrected by the Warden, or anyone else, even though the Warden's name is shown on his desk and his name tag as "Frank Toolman". See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Dworski: [after entering the mansion for the first time after finding the key and alarm codes in the filofax] Wow! I'm on fucking Dynasty!
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.12 (2005) See more »

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Mean Old World
Written and Performed by T-Bone Walker
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Light hearted humour & fun for Trekkies too
29 July 2001 | by (London,UK) – See all my reviews

Brilliant movie -especially good as a pick-me-up when you're feeling down. In the 'old days' this film was known as Filofax. Comes highly recommended and in my opinion is one of Belushi's best films. If you're a die hard Star Trek fan, then look out for some of the faces that appear these days in <Star Trek Voyager> and <Star Trek The Next Generation>. I've spotted three, though there could be more -BTW, one of them is really difficult to recognize, despite being one of the main characters -to help you -it's one of the women... ENJO


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