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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey (as Natalie Desselle)
Tracy Shaw (as Troy Beyer)
Luigi Amodeo ...
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Ali (as Pierre)
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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!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

B.A.P.S.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$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 »


James: See you deserve this kinda stuff...
[hanging head to "cry"]
James: but I just can't give it to you... You deserve nice stuff... You deserve a big ol' house... and you - you deserve your own back yard... and - and everyone else got a - a little white dog, why you can have one? I wanna take you out to dinner... everytime we go out, we gotta watch - other people eat... HELL I wanna eat too! And - and you need some clothes... W-w-why should you have to wear your Sunday clothes on Wednesday? Now look girl.....
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Written by Mark Mueller & Andy Goldmark
Performed by 'Jordan Hill'
Courtesy of 143 Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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