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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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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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Goofs

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

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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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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Good Life
Written by Kevin Saunderson (as K. Saunderson), Paris Grey (as P. Grey) & Roy Holman (as R. Holman)
Performed by Inner City
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Come On. Lighten Up! It's Just FUNNY
17 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure it's not "deep" but it is full of sight gags and it's hilarious. The scene at "The Gold Tooth" nightclub, the over-the-top hairdos, and the scene in the line for tryouts in the music video is nothing short of a gut-buster are only a smattering of the laughs you'll have. It is a heart-warming movie that you can watch over and over. PLUS, Halle Berry is such a BABE! So, lighten up and watch it... it beats the copycat 'Booty Call'.


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