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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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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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Box Office

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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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Trivia

Pierre Edward's film debut. He also appeared in the film "How to Be a Player" with co-star Natalie Desselle a few months after this film's release. See more »

Goofs

The position of the toilet seat changes. See more »

Quotes

[looking up at painting on a wall]
James: Now, look at the picture! Look at the picture! Who does this picture remind you of?
JamesAli: Laquisha Jenkins!
Ali: UGGH... THAT'S NASTY!
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Connections

References Waiting to Exhale (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Handel)
Performed by John Butler with the City of London Sinfonia
Courtesy of Bomba Music Service
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Don't bash it, re-view it!!! Open your eyes AND your minds!
7 July 2000 | by (Rancho Mirage, California) – See all my reviews

This movie, while not being a piece of cinematic masterpiece, is not nearly as bad as the rating suggests.... True, most of the characters in the film are completely predictable, but you need to look beyond the "tacky" veneer to see the true person inside. The same could be said for the movie, itself. Sure, on the surface, Nisi & Mickey are scammers from the git go, but, they've got lots of heart & soul.... And, Mr. Blakemore is not as naive or lost as you may think. He sees the beauty beneath the beauties in this film..... It's a growth experience for all involved... Learning to open up and accept people for who they are, not what they seem... Just like this movie! Shame on all of you for beating up on Townsend, Barry, Landau and the rest! Shame!!!! Give it a try.... What's the most it can cost? A few bucks?


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