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

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,654,369, 24 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,067,398, 14 December 1997
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The role of Aaron was originally meant for Clifton Powell. See more »

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At the auction, the auctioneer claims the Jaguar is a 1951 XK140. The XK140 was not produced until 1954 thus making this car an XK120. See more »

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James Russell: Hey hey, Barclay, it's James. How you doing? Listen to me, I've got Franklin Hatchett.
Barclay: Russell, don't play games with me. Words like that give me a stiffy and at my age I can not afford to waste them.
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References Super Fly (1972) See more »

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That's Amore
Written by Jack Brooks and Harry Warren
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Chris Tucker and Paul Sorvino should have had more scenes together
3 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

The movie that made director Brett Ratner a recognizable name is mostly another white-yuppie-and-black-ghetto-guy-have-to-join-up kind of story (summer 1997 also saw the release of the Tim Robbins-Martin Lawrence buddy comedy "Nothing to Lose"). But as far as I'm concerned, Chris Tucker - who earlier that summer had starred in "The Fifth Element" - is always funny enough to merit at least some recognition; and anyway, this sort of flick is supposed to be silly. While Charlie Sheen is far less entertaining in his role, Paul Sorvino played such an interesting character that I agreed with one of my friends that he and Chris Tucker should have gotten more scenes together. Truth be told, I'd actually never heard of Vic Damone until I saw this movie.

OK, so maybe we could be cynical and say that Chris Tucker just gets the same role in every movie. I still consider him funny, and I wish to assert that "Money Talks" is good for a few laughs. Worth seeing if only for that.


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