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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 ...
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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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You are who you pretend to be. See more »

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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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 would not return to the World Series until 2016 when they finally won after 108 years. See more »

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When they pan around the stadium at the beginning of the World Series game, there are quite a few empty seats, something you would not see at a real World Series game. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Dworski: Just give me my reward and I'm outta here.
Spencer Barnes: Reward, are you crazy? I should sue you for everything you've got!
Jimmy Dworski: I'd like to see that. I got nothing.
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Soundtracks

Yo Baby Yo
Written by Baber, Lewis, Mallison, Isaacs, Constant
Performed by Party Posse
Courtesy of Zomba Recording Corp.
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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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