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

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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$20,005,435 (USA)
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Trivia

Marjorie Bransfield, Jim Belushi's wife at the time, appears as the Tennis Club Receptionist. See more »

Goofs

After diving into the pool, when she's in the jacuzzi with Spencer, Jewel's hair is dry and styled. See more »

Quotes

Spencer Barnes: I've worked HARD to work this hard!
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Referenced in Heart and Souls (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Belushi's Best
22 April 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

this is one of my favourite film, if not my favourite film of all time. i thought it was absolutely great and i can watch it and watch it again without getting bored of it! its funny, got a good plot and is a really enjoyable film. the film hasnt really made it big anywhere (as you can tell from the amount of votes on this website) but i would advise it to anyone because the film is great. i think belushi plays his part brilliantly and he is a great actor in film like k9 and k911, many more also!

the film is fun and there is no doubt that i would give this film 10/10 and i cannot fault the film!- please watch if you have not seen it- you will not be let down.

One of my personal favourites!


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