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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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Car Wash Employe (as Victor Ferrerira)
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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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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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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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Text will appear reversed when viewed in a shaving mirror. See more »

Quotes

James Russell: I want some answers!
Franklin Hatchett: Hey man, me and Guy just down here, checkin' out some fly rides, and mackin' some hos and chillin'.
James Russell: Imagine that. It's like a G-Dog on a fly tip. Flossin' wit da posse. Cuttin' in da crib. WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN?
Franklin Hatchett: Man, I don't wanna have to beat yo ass, but I will *beat* *yo* *ass*!
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Features Rich, Young and Pretty (1951) 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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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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