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B*A*P*S (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  28 March 1997 (USA)
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Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).

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Nisi and Mickey are girlfriends who work as waitresses. To get the necessary money for opening their dream restaurant they fly to California to audition for a music video. There Nisi is asked by the nephew of Mr.Blakemore's (who is video director) to act for a week as granddaughter of Lily, Mr.Blakemores one true love, whom he lost long ago and couldn't pursue because she was his family's housekeeper. They revive Blakemore's interest for life, and he teaches them to be "Black American Princesses" in return. Written by Anonymous

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These Pretty Women... Are Clueless!

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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28 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,742,679 (USA) (28 March 1997)

Gross:

$7,240,837 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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Mickey: Lead the way Alfred.
Manley: The name is Manly, Manly will do very nicely thank you!... Who's Alfred?
Mickey: You know, Batman's homeboy!
Nisi: Oh Mick, now I see what-chu was sayin'.
Mickey: You would be so good in the sequel.
Nisi: Snap! He'd be phat!
Mickey: He would! All you gotta say is, "Batman to da cave!" and everybody lose they job that day... and you get THAT job. *Heavy Chuckle* TO THA CAAAAAAAVE.
Nisi: Ask him to say it Mick!
Mickey: Nah, I already done called the man "Alfred."
Nisi: Oh come on.
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No One But You (The Macadocous Mix)
(1997)
Written by Veronica Vazquez (as Veronica Vasquez), Danny Mano & Sekou Aiken
Performed by Veronica Vazquez featuring Craig Mack
Courtesy of H.O.L.A. Records, L.L.C.
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Berry Good!!
9 January 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! I can't understand why there were some negative comments.I stayed up very late/early to watch this pic as it came on TV in the wee hours of this morning. Well worth the loss of sleep. Halle Berry was her usual gorgeous self. She dons a blonde wig ... both wacky and cool! Teamed up with Natalie Desselle who cooks up some irresistible "soul" food, you couldn't have asked for a better duo to keep you entertained..never a dull moment. Heart warming and fun. This story line may have some similarities with other movies, but this one has been done very well.

If you haven't already seen this light-hearted comedy, you should! You won't be disappointed. 10/10


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