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B*A*P*S (1997)

 -  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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$2,742,679 (USA) (28 March 1997)

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$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 »

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Mickey: Lead the way Alfred.
Manley: The name is Manly, Manly will do very nicely thank you!... Who's Alfred?
Mickey: You know, Batman's homeboy!
Nisi: Oh Mick, now I see what-chu was sayin'.
Mickey: You would be so good in the sequel.
Nisi: Snap! He'd be phat!
Mickey: He would! All you gotta say is, "Batman to da cave!" and everybody lose they job that day... and you get THAT job. *Heavy Chuckle* TO THA CAAAAAAAVE.
Nisi: Ask him to say it Mick!
Mickey: Nah, I already done called the man "Alfred."
Nisi: Oh come on.
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Get Your Groove On
Written by Jalil Hutchins, John Fletcher, Lawrence Smith, Michael Angelo Saulsberry & Phillip White (as Phillip 'Silky' White)
Performed by Gyrl
Courtesy of Silas Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Delightful fun
12 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

B.A.P.s, stylized as B*A*P*S, is an all around excellent movie. The actors and actresses made this a surefire hit for anyone who watches it, or at least in my opinion they need, obviously not a handful of other IMDbers, for Halle Berry and Natalie Desselie are remarkable and capture their characters wonderfully giving them so much lovableness that I couldn't help but care for their charades and experiences.

It is so humorous and has great deliverance of the dialog, even if it's not the best dialog, beautiful scenario, the lighting at least in some scenes was gorgeous, and so many wonderful and unforgettable parts such as the bathroom scene, which I thought was the funniest scene in the movie, and when they're all out dancing around the end, which just makes me all warm inside because they're having such a good time without a care in the world, and that's what this movie was trying to show.

I don't believe there was really anything particularly wrong with this movie at all except that of course it is very mediocre at times. I'm tired of everyone calling it absolutely terrible, because I have come to understand that most every black comedy on this website is unfairly maligned. It wasn't boring and it certainly was not overrated, and this movie is an awesome and compelling film that is so wonderfully put together and has so many scenes that just make you want to smile through the whole rest of the movie, which I did, even if I was crying, and to this day, I have loved it ever since my first viewing. If you're not racist like some on IMDb have the nerve to say they are, you can enjoy this movie, otherwise, just back off.


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