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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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Walter Bentley
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Mr. Sakamoto
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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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baseball | radio | jail | wig | rain | See more »

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Jimmy finally got a new life. Trouble is, it's somebody else's. See more »

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Comedy

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Taking Care of Business  »

Box Office

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$20,005,435 (USA)
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Trivia

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 Elizabeth Barnes calls Spencer/Jimmy at the mansion, Jewel tells him that Elizabeth is calling. He is splashing underwater when she tells him, and he tells Jewel to say that he's busy after coming up for air. When your head is underwater, and the water is splashing, you can't hear anything. Therefore, he couldn't possibly hear Jewel tell him who was calling. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Dworski: Just give me my reward and I'm outta here.
Spencer Barnes: Reward, are you crazy? I should sue you for everything you've got!
Jimmy Dworski: I'd like to see that. I got nothing.
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References Batman (1966) See more »

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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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hilarious
17 June 2001 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This movie was one of the funniest James Belushi films. He is ideal as a convict who wins tickets to the Cubs' World Series game, has to break out of jail to attend, get his fellow inmates to cover for him, and break back in before the warden knows what has happened. In between, he finds uptight executive Charles Grodin's little black book and assumes Grodin's life, turning it upside down and being a better "him" while he poses as Grodin.

Belushi and Grodin are magnificent in the leads, and the film is overall very funny. See it if you get the chance; you will not regret it! I happened to love it myself.

*** out of ****


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