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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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Mickey (as Natalie Desselle)
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Tracy Shaw (as Troy Beyer)
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Pierre Edwards ...
Ali (as Pierre)
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James (as A.J. Johnson)
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Mr. Johnson
Darrel Heath ...
Terrance
Vincent Cook ...
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Tiger J
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Darrow Igus ...
Bartender
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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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Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA)  »

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B.A.P.S.  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,742,679, 30 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,240,837, 30 May 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is included on the film critic Roger Ebert's "Most Hated" list. See more »

Goofs

The position of the toilet seat changes. See more »

Quotes

Nisi: Now at the audition I didn't do the best I could...
Heavy D: Hey! Ain't you that girl that hit the other girl in the face with your hair?
Nisi: Uh huh...
Heavy D: Oh no... I seen all you can do, Hon...
Mickey: Naw, naw. She can really dance...
Heavy D: No, I seen all you could do - you could hurt somebody
Mickey: No, she can dance and I'm the next Monifa
Nisi: She is!
Heavy D: Oh - you the next Monifa?
Mickey: Yea... look here - This the "Mickey remix..." Check this out... IT'S BEEN TOO LONG SINCE YOU BEEN GO-ONE... FEELS GOOD WHEN I'M WITH-CHU... I MISS YOU COME ...
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Soundtracks

Love Is Shining Down on Me
Written by Robin S., Tony Moran, Michael Lorella & Nicki Richards
Performed by Robin S.
Courtesy of Big Beat/Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Berry Good!!
9 January 2005 | by 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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