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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They're getting the lowdown on the high price of living. 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?


Although the only screen time Charlie Sheen and Paul Gleason share together is during the scene when Chris Tucker and Sheen's characters are being shot at by Gleason and Daniel Roebuck's characters, Gleason did appear with Sheen's brother, Emilio Estevez, in "The Breakfast Club" (1985) and had plenty of scenes with him. See more »


When Villard embraces Debray in the bus after the shootout, Franklin is not on the other end of the handcuffs. See more »


Franklin Hatchett: [taking over from James in repeatedly kicking a downed Vincent] We've GOT to GO, man! We've GOT to GO! We've GOT to GO!
Franklin Hatchett: [looking down at Vincent while still kicking him] Don't you EVER call me your DAMN HOMEY, FRENCHY!
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Composed by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Performed by Vic Damone
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Chris Tucker + Charlie Sheen = Brilliant
24 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A Classic Action Comedy. This in my opinion is Chris Tucker at his best. From the opening scene to the end, Chris Tucker is hilarious. From the funny looking hair cut to the cussing and singing, he reminds you of Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop. Charlie Sheen also does an impressive job. The action scenes are not spectacular, but it does a good job.

Money talks is a good blend of Guns/Explosions and laughter. If your a fan of 48 Hours, Nothing To Lose or any other Action Comedy, Money talks is a must see.


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