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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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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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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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$20,005,435 (USA)
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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 »

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When Jimmy and Spencer do the Batman slide down the cable at the ballpark, you can see Jimmy hanging from the hidden safety cable after Spencer drops to the ground at the end of their slide. See more »

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Spencer Barnes: I've worked HARD to work this hard!
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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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