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Money Talks (1997)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  22 August 1997 (USA)
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Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

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Ticket Customers
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Car Wash Employe (as Victor Ferrerira)
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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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Rated R for graphic violence and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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Box Office

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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Antwone Fisher did script doctoring work for this film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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If You want Me To Stay
By Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
Courtesy of EMC Records
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Good time at the movies (w/plot summary)
20 February 2001 | by (New Kensington, PA USA) – See all my reviews

Plot summary: Franklin Hatchett (Tucker) is a small time con man who instantly becomes famous (or infamous depending on how you look at it) after he escapes from prison. Mistakenly wanted for murder by the police and wanted for robbery by a gang of crooks, Hatchett's only hope to clear his name and get out of this mess is a television reporter named James Russell (Sheen).

This movie was just a good time. After seeing Rush Hour with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, I wanted to go back and see earlier comedies with Chris Tucker in a starring role. (I already saw Dead Presidents, The 5th Element and Friday, but they either weren't comedies or he wasn't a starring character.)

Again, this movie was a good time. It doesn't deserve to win any awards, but it's just fun to watch. The entire cast offers great performances, while it's always good to see Paul Sorvino perform. While Tucker's character isn't exactly the nicest guy, the audience feels bad for him. The audience is made to feel that he does what he does because he has to. In his situation, I don't think many people would do otherwise. While he does take things to extremes, the movie wouldn't be as fun if he didn't.

I would recommend this movie to any comedy fan, "buddy movie" fan or fan of the actors.


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