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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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Walter Bentley
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Mr. Sakamoto
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Ted Bradford Jr.
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Mike Steward
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J.B., Prisoner making demands
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LeBradford Brown (as J.J.)
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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

Jim Belushi is a real life die hard Chicago Cubs fan, who's actually sung "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" on numerous occasions in Wrigley Field in honor of late Cubs announcer, Harry Carey. See more »

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When Jimmy is first checking out the Filofax, he finds a list of 'power words' he reads out FIRST RATE, PHENOMENAL, SUPERLATIVE, BENEVOLENT, but 'phenomenal' clearly is not on the list. See more »

Quotes

Walter Bentley: [from his hospital bed with tubes in him] Spencer! You look awful!
Jimmy Dworski: [whispering to Spencer Barnes] Like he looks great.
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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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What a great comedy, a classic!
7 August 2001 | by (Sheffield, England) – See all my reviews

I fell in love with this movie the first time I saw it, although the script is not brilliant the cast made a great effort and made it very convincing, James Belushi plays nice guy convict Jimmy Dworfski as he plans to escape prison for the weekend to see the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, getting his fellow in-mates to cover it up. While out he finds business executive Spencer Barnes (Charles Grodin) filofax and takes over his life. Belushi & Grodin are great together in this feel good comedy, as a lover of Baseball I was drawn to this even more, but if you're not you'll still find it just as enjoyable. This is the best James Belushi film I've seen!


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