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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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Stephen Elliott ...
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Sakamoto
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Ted
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LeBradford (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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$20,005,435 (USA)
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Trivia

Joe Torre featured as one of the sports commentators in the film, would become the manager of the New York Yankees, who have won four World Championships under his reign. See more »

Goofs

Disappearing shaving cream on Spencer's face after Elizabeth comes into the bathroom and embraces him in their first scene. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Dworski: It's the Cubs in the World Series - it's a dream of mine, sir.
Warden Toolman: I know, I know,I know, I know, all right. I am not gonna stand in the way of anybody's dream, Jimmy. I'll tell you what:
Jimmy Dworski: What?
Warden Toolman: If I sink this put, you can go. What do you think of that? Hmmm?
Jimmy Dworski: I think you should keep your head down, arms straight, drop your shoulder, concentrate, focus, think of the hole, GET the ball in the hole!
Warden Toolman: Smell the hot dogs now, Jimmy. The crack of the bat; the roar of the crowd; you can order your tickets ...
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Soundtracks

Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Written by Albert von Tilzer and Jack Norworth
Performed by Jim Belushi (uncredited)
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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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