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Writers (WGA):
Takashi Bufford (written by) &
J. Stanford Parker (written by)
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Release Date:
26 February 1997 (USA) See more »
Some guys will do anything for a little somethin' somethin'.
Two friends who have gone too long without sex set out to get some. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jamie Foxx ... Bunz

Tommy Davidson ... Rushon
Amy Monique Waddell ... Arguing Woman
Wiley Moore ... Arguing Man

Vivica A. Fox ... Lysterine

Tamala Jones ... Nikki
Kam Ray Chan ... Ug Lee

Ric Young ... Mr. Chiu
Ammie Sin ... Yoyo

Scott LaRose ... Singh

Bernie Mac ... Judge Peabody
Olivia Yap ... Judge's Woman
Bill MacDonald ... Hold up Man
John Moraitis ... Greek Cabbie

Karen Robinson ... Admitting Nurse
Donna Preising ... Triage Nurse

Johnie Chase ... Guard

Amanda Tapping ... Dr. Moore
Beatriz Pizano ... Pregnant Woman
J. Stanford Parker ... Older Man (as Bootsie)
James Mainprize ... Another Patient

Pedro Salvín ... Male Nurse
Robert Bidaman ... Dr. Zevroloski
Julia Paton ... Nurse
Valerie Boyle ... O.R. Nurse
David Hemblen ... Dr. Blade

James Kidnie ... Mummified Man
Michael Anthony Joseph ... Dice Player

Dominic Marcus ... Dice Player
George Ramsey ... Dice Player

Derrick Simmons ... Dice Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Art Malik ... Akmed (uncredited)

Gedde Watanabe ... Chan (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Pollack 
Writing credits
Takashi Bufford (written by) &
J. Stanford Parker (written by) (as Bootsie)

Produced by
John M. Eckert .... co-producer
Karen King .... assistant producer
John Morrissey .... producer
Lawrence Turman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
Cinematography by
Ron Orieux 
Film Editing by
Christopher Greenbury 
Casting by
Mary Vernieu 
Ronnie Yeskel 
Production Design by
Sandra Kybartas 
Art Direction by
Armando Sgrignuoli 
Set Decoration by
Danielle Fleury 
Hilton Rosemarin 
Costume Design by
Vicki Graef 
Makeup Department
Etheline Joseph .... hair stylist
Marilyn Terry .... makeup artist
Production Management
John M. Eckert .... unit production manager
Charles Miller .... unit production manager: New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff J.J. Authors .... assistant director
Anthony Browne .... assistant director
Eric S. Potechin .... assistant director
Art Department
Sam Agro .... storyboard artist
David H. Allen .... property master
Rossana DeCampo .... key scenic artist
Danielle Fleury .... co-decorator
Ron Hobbs .... storyboard artist
John Mackenzie .... construction coordinator
Melissa Morgan .... scenic artist
Jeff Poulis .... property master
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... supervising adr editor
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer
Trip Brock .... sound effects editor
Alan Bromberg .... sound editor
David V. Butler .... assistant sound editor
Douglas Ganton .... sound
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Karp .... sound effects editor
J. Katz .... assistant sound editor
James P. Lay .... supervising sound editor
James Moriana .... foley artist (as Jimmy Moriana)
Darren Paskal .... sound supervisor
Christina Rasch .... assistant sound editor
Will Riley .... sound editor
Adam Sawelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Stermac .... cable person
Kurt Thum .... sound editor
Lisa Varetakis .... assistant sound editor: TV version (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jason Board .... special effects
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects foreman
Martin Malivoire .... special effects supervisor
Dean Stewart .... special effects assistant
Roy T. Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Sandra Feldman .... stunts
Howard Green .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double: Jamie Foxx
John McLaughlin .... stunts
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Cyre .... first assistant camera
Christopher Dean .... key grip
Mark Egyud .... best boy: New York
Perry Hoffman .... camera operator
Eric Liebowitz .... still photographer
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
Michael Marzovilla .... gaffer: New York
Paul More .... camera trainee
Keith Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Keith Murphy .... camera operator: "a" camera
Linda Phillips .... electric: New York
Herb Reischl Jr. .... electrician
Douglas W. Shannon .... rigging gaffer: New York
Neil Trafford .... second assistant camera
Ron Wisnesky .... best boy electric
Deborah Brozina .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Robbi Hinds .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
William M. Weberg .... key grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Alyssa Weisberg .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deirdra Elizabeth Govan .... wardrobe supervisor (as Deidra E. Govan)
Editorial Department
Monica Anderson .... first assistant editor
Matt Diezel .... assistant editor
Erica Mireles Folsey .... assistant editor (as Erica Acevedo)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Christopher Kroll .... assistant editor
Gene Mendoza .... color timer
Kim Roseborough .... assistant editor
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
James Lassiter .... executive music producer
Benny Medina .... executive music producer
Tim Mosley .... song producer
Ashley Revell .... assistant music editor
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Other crew
Cheryl Bell .... animal trainer
Mo Chow .... Cantonese coach
Jane Conway .... animal trainer
Lori Greenberg .... production coordinator
Melissa Hall .... assistant production coordinator
Violetta Hessing .... animal trainer
Bill Marks .... assistant: Jeff Pollack
Anne Richardson .... unit location manager
Nancy Rosing .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Wendie Saltarski .... production accountant
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor
Joan Lucas-Turgeon .... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Double Date" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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Rated R for non-stop sexuality including sex-related dialogue and crude humor, and for strong language
79 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:7 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #34797)

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Director 'Jeff Pollack' was brought in at the very last minute because the Screenwriter Takashi Bufford, who co-wrote the film was slated to direct it but dropped out for personal reasons.See more »
Rushon:So Lysti, can I ask you a hypothetical question? Have you ever had a man wait seven weeks to "hit that"?
Nikki:What're you asking HER for? She never made a man wait thirty minutes.
Bunz:[sniff sniff] Do I smell a whore?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Extremely funny! I know the title sounds stupid, but...It's the truth, 22 December 2005
Author: jpschapira from Argentina

Comedies like this one have to be written by a team. There's too much camaraderie, inside language, specified jokes…Comedies like this can also be considered absolutely absurd or rather original and interesting. I go for the second option, because I was amused by how intelligently the situations presented in "Booty Call" were resolved.

Two best friends. One of them has been dating, but can't get laid, so he needs the other one's help to go out on a blind date with his girlfriend's friend. The girl's friend in classy, the guy's friend is not, but somehow and ultimately they click. They go to the girl's house to play cards and things get hot; very hot…Hot enough to literally get into bed, just before the girls ask for a safe sex.

It is after the girls ask for a safe sex that things get complicated, and the two men must go in the search of security; that sometimes can include walking a dog. But what if the dog escapes? They can calmly go to buy their things in a store; but what if the store gets robbed? They can find the Judge (cameo by the stunning Bernie Mac) and he tells them not to have sex and immediately a hot lady asks him to hurry up? What if they end up in a hospital? The movie is short, and it develops its time in the friends' adventures to get their "booties". The script by Takashi Bufford and J. Stanford Parker is well constructed and kept real enough to maintain the entertainment. It also contains some very funny sequences that, helped by the performances, show the writers' natural comedic timing.

On the side of the camera, Jeff Pollack handles the job with plenty of skill, with a constant movement and rhythm, and the decision of making the image look much older than its actual time, which actually helps the movie's groove a lot. All the right calls for the man, even in terms of directing his actors; and the film's a comedy.

Not your ordinary comedy, a black comedy perhaps, but not because it has black humor; because it occurs around black people. Not in the black neighborhood here precisely, but in Chinatown. Chinatown is that neighborhood that supposedly has got everything, but in the middle of the night, when two friends are in need for condoms, it is practically deserted.

The performances fill the movie with motivation. The two pals are played by Tommy Davidson and Jamie Foxx (am I the only person that hasn't seen "Ray"?), both from the series "In Living Color", but the latter one fresh from his "The Jamie Foxx Show". Davidson stay calm until moments he looses it and we laugh; Foxx is a genius with all the one-liners and direct commentaries that keep you feeling him until the credits roll.

Vivica A. Fox plays the classy Lysterine, and she excels constantly. Today she is between the highest paid black actresses of the industry. Tamala Jones also got some roles after this film, and she is still working today. She has the innocent look but the killing attitude. It's like that with all the African-Americans really; they want to be aside. I don't mean the people in this film, but there are lots of examples, and it's a topic I would be pleased to deal with.

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