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Ticket Customers
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Car Wash Employe (as Victor Ferrerira)
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Car Wash Employe
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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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They're getting the lowdown on the high price of living. 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

In the helicopter scene, the two French actors have all the conversation in French, except for the words "fifteen million". It would make no sense for them to say only that part in English, but that's the only way Franklin can understand that part of the conversation. See more »

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Franklin Hatchett: MAN, GET THE HELL OF ME, MAN! AND WHERE'S YO SHIRT AT?
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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The Real Thing
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Performed by Lisa Stansfield
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Not bad.
28 February 1999 | by (Worthington MA) – See all my reviews

This film was ok. But not as good as some would say. Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen work well together. But out of the 2 of them I'd say that Chris Tucker stole the show. He plays this cocky guy who gets framed for murder. Charlie Sheen plays reporter James Russell who was responsible for getting him arrested in the beginning of the film. Then as a bus of fugitives were being transferred to another Jail a terrorist on the bus has his group break him lose. James Russell {Sheen} tries to help Hatchet{Tucker} prove to the city that he is innocent.

This movie has some bad language but I have heard worse.

So see this movie for yourself. Then tell me what you think


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