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B*A*P*S (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 March 1997 (USA)
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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Tracy Shaw (as Troy Beyer)
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Storyline

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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The position of the toilet seat changes. See more »

Quotes

Nisi: I've been thinking, okay? About how we're gonna get up out of here.
Mickey: What?
Nisi: Don't act like you don't know, Mickey! The guilt! The guilt of what we're doing! Now, that man down there? He's a nice man. And he ain't got nothing around him but people trying to use him like you and me!
Mickey: I know. Why do you think I got up and left?
Nisi: [Fiercely] We should have been done got up and left!
[Pushes Mickey aside and sits on the bed]
Mickey: [Sits next to Nisi] D, dont you think we should at least say goodbye?
Nisi: [Quietly] We ...
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References Good Times (1974) See more »

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Giddy Up Let's Ride
(1995)
Written by Kinsui
Performed by Kinsui
Courtesy of Blunt Recordings
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What was Robert Townsend thinking?
16 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A terribly unfunny insulting film that embarrasses Landau and Berry, who have both been better. I hope their salaries for this film were astronomical because no self-respecting actor in their right mind would sign on for this film. There are poor and hungry people on our streets, yet somehow a movie like BAPS gets made with a budget of probably several million dollars. Something is wrong with this picture.


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