Money Talks (1997)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ticket Customers
Vic Ferreira ...
Car Wash Employe (as Victor Ferrerira)
Gary Briggs ...
Car Wash Employe
News Cameraman
Richard Noyce ...
Arresting Officer
Gérard Ismaël ...
Raymond Villard (as Gerard Ismael)
Ralph W. Odum ...
Prison Bus Guard


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Argent comptant  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Franklin purports to be Vic Damone Jr when meeting Guy. Guy deduces he's from Damone's marriage to Diahann Carroll. Damone married Carroll in 1987. If they had had any children, the oldest would have been 9 years old and Guy, who claimed to know Vic well would have realized Franklin was much to old to be Vic Damone Jr. See more »


Franklin Hatchett: Hey, man... Me and Guy just down here checkin' out some fly rides, mackin' some hoes, and chillin'...
James Russell: Imagine that... It's like a G-Dogg on a fly tip flossin' with the posse, cuttin' in the crib... WHAT THE **** DOES THAT MEAN?
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Chris Tucker and Paul Sorvino should have had more scenes together
3 October 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – 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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