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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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Storyline

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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Who says you have to play by the rules?! See more »

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Filofax  »

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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

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: Half a day. Just a half a day. I'll make it up when I come back. I'll give you 2 weeks.
Warden Toolman: [Shakes head no as if struggling with the decision]
Jimmy Dworski: OK OK I'll give you 2 weeks solitary.
Warden Toolman: [Nods yes] No can do.
Jimmy Dworski: Aw, COME ON! Lighten up, will ya? This game is SO important to me. It REALLY is. Come on this is just a minimum security prison, for Christ's sake!
[Warden and guard look up as if offended]
Jimmy Dworski: I mean a MAXIMUM minimum security prison - it's a tough prison, though.
Warden Toolman: Take away his TV priveleges.
Jimmy Dworski: Aw, COME ON...
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References Dynasty (1981) See more »

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Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Written by Albert von Tilzer and Jack Norworth
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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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