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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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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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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Filofax  »

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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

Jimmy is in a prison at the beginning. There is a warden and they have prison jobs and it is a prison facility. However, the mistake is that they are wearing shirts with "County Jail" on the backs. A county jail is not a prison. 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 Dynasty (1981) 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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