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Money Talks (1997)

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

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Car Wash Employe (as Victor Ferrerira)
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Raymond Villard (as Gerard Ismael)
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Storyline

Chris Tucker is a small time con man who instantly becomes famous after a murder, wanted dead or alive, his only hope is a journalist named James Russell (Sheen). Written by Jerome Hotman

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This ain't no buddy movie. See more »


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Rated R for graphic violence and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,654,369 (USA) (22 August 1997)

Gross:

$41,067,398 (USA) (12 December 1997)
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Trivia

When Franklin (Chris Tucker) is in the jail cell, he shows his cell mate (Faizon Love) how the cops grabbed him the same way as in Friday (1995), also starring Tucker and Love. See more »

Goofs

When the prison guard helps the prisoner escape, Franklin & John Doe are handcuffed together. In the next scene when John Doe hugs the prison guard, Franklin is no longer cuffed to John Doe. The scene after when John Doe grabs Franklin's arm, they are once again cuffed together. See more »

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Guy Supriani: No wedding!
Connie Supriani: We got 300 people coming here.
Guy Supriani: Good, they come here, they eat, they drink, they sing, they go the fuck home! Sorry!
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References Super Fly (1972) See more »

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And This Is My Beloved
Written by Bob Wright (as Robert Wright) and Chet Forrest (as George Forrest)
Based on themes by Aleksandr Borodin
Performed by Vic Damone
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Meh (Sarcasm may follow)
10 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How many buddy films must Hollywood churn out? A mildly entertaining, but repetitive flick for a late-night, TBS watch. It's odd how Charlie Sheen went from starring in one of the best war films of all time (Platoon) to silly movies like this. There are some laughs here, but most of the "comedy" is centered around Tucker's stereotypical "urban blackness". Chris Tucker's only role in this movie (and others) is so that middle-class, white people can laugh at those silly black people.

Sheen is a local TV reporter whose report on a local hustler (Tucker) helps get him arrested. When Tucker's character is framed for a murder he didn't commit, he turns to Sheen for help.

If there's nothing else on television, give it a shot, but don't spend money on it. I recommend the similar, but better (still by no means fine cinema, but funnier and more entertaining than Money Talks) Rush Hour, also starring Tucker along with Jackie Chan.


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