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B*A*P*S (1997)

 -  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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$2,742,679 (USA) (28 March 1997)

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$7,240,837 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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In the bar scene at the beginning of the movie, the clock stands still at 9:25 for about five minutes. See more »

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Nate: Now why did you have to burn my toast, baby?
Nisi: Now you know said you wanted everything well done.
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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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I Fall So Deep
Written by Larry Loftin, Mattias Gustafsson & Amy Powers
Performed by Larry Loftin
Courtesy of BMG Music Publishing
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I thought it was a great movie; It shows how Halle can not only be a serious actress but a funny one.
22 July 2004 | by (New Orleans,Louisiana) – See all my reviews

I loved B.A.P.S it was an awesome movie with a meaning. I thought of it as a Romantic Comedy. Halle Berry is one of my favorite actresses and I adore Natalie Desselle. All the other movies Halle played in they were more serious and less funny and B.A.P.S just showed one of her many talents as an actress. When I saw B.A.P.S it was the first time I had ever heard or saw Natalie Desselle and she was wonderful in this movie. This movie proved that they were really Black American Princesses. And besides I love most of Robert Townsend's movies and this was just one of them. Halle and Natalie acted those parts out like they were actually living Nisi and Nikki's lives and I thought that was just outstanding. It may not have been a big hit, but it was to me.


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