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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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Jimmy Dworski(James 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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First film written by J.J. Abrams. 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

[pretending to be Spencer Barnes while making a toast during a business meeting]
Jimmy Dworski: A toast on that the Cubs may win the World Series... , and big tits.
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Featured in The Girl Next Door (1999) See more »

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Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Written by Albert von Tilzer and Jack Norworth
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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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