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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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J.B., Prisoner making demands
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Terrence E. McNally ...
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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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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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Taking Care of Business  »

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$20,005,435 (USA)
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Trivia

The Chicago Cubs, the team playing in the World Series in the film had been in the National League playoffs after filming began on this film. They had lost to the San Francisco Giants in 6 games and they have not been to the World Series to this day since 1945 and have not won one since 1908. See more »

Goofs

Jimmy's glass while having a drink with the blonde girl in her father's house. 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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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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Fun flick for veg'ing guys
13 April 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Taking Care of Business" is a sort of "Trading Places" knock-off with Belushi playing an irrepressible and always upbeat con who escapes from prison to attend the World Series and stumbles into the identity of a lost workaholic exec (Grodin) after finding his Filofax personal organizer. A rather ordinary but lively B-movie romp, "TCoB" makes a fun watch for guys in need of a little decompression after a hard day's work. (C+)


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