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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
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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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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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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

In the bar scene at the beginning of the movie, the clock stands still at 9:25 for about five minutes. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in American Horror Story: Head (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So Glad
Written by Steve Appel, Billy Griffen & Chris Bolden
Performed by Alex Brown
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What was Robert Townsend thinking?
16 February 1999 | by 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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