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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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Ticket Customers
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Car Wash Employe (as Victor Ferrerira)
Gary Briggs ...
Car Wash Employe
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Roland
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Gérard Ismaël ...
Raymond Villard (as Gerard Ismael)
Ralph W. Odum ...
Prison Bus Guard
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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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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)

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

Gross:

$41,067,398 (USA) (12 December 1997)
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The film opens with Barry White's 1974 hit single You're the First, the Last, My Everything. Throughout the film, Chris Tucker's character makes references to the song - including the scene where he proposes a toast and recites the lyrics. See more »

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Damage on the left side of the Jaguar's windshield appears and disappears between shots. Likewise, the security car shows damage including bullet holes in the windshield, damage to the front left corner, broken headlights - all of which is absent moments later. See more »

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Franklin Hatchett: James had a lot of women. Actually, he had all the women.
James Russell: All the women, all the guys, I fucked 'em all!
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Referenced in Gloria (1999) See more »

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The Real Thing
Written by Lisa Stansfield and Ian Devaney
Performed by Lisa Stansfield
Courtesy of BMG Eurodisc, Ltd./Arista Records, Inc.
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This funny, lively, often violent action comedy is well done.
2 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A low-level smooth talking hustler by the name of Franlin Hatchet (Chris Tucker) is on the run from the police, after a jailbreak. Which he is falsely accused of planning a violent jailbreak. Now the whole city is on his trail and the only one, who could clear his name is an ambitious television reporter James Russell (Charlie Sheen). Which is the only reason why Franklin was sent to prison, because of James. Now together, they find each other mixed-up with cops, crooks and euro-trash bad guys. Which Franklin knows that the man (Gerard Ismael) was chained-up with in the bus. He was trying to retrieve a fortune in diamonds.

Directed by Brett Rather (Rush Hour Trilogy, X-Men 3:The Last Stand, Red Dragon) made an highly entertaining comedy with enough thrills and humour. Although the premise is familiar but Tucker's energetic comical performance makes this worth watching.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer (also in Pan & Scan) and an strong-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD includes the original theatrical trailer, cast information and star highlights by Tucker and Sheen. After the box office success of this film, Tucker went on the one of the leads of the "Rush Hour" movies. Paul Sorvino is amusingly cast as Russell's future father-in-law. Written by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. Which they wrote films together like "Garfield", "Garfield:A Tale of Two Kitties" and "Toy Story". Tucker also executive produced the film. Super 35. (****/*****).


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