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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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Paula
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Ticket Customers
Vic Ferreira ...
Car Wash Employe (as Victor Ferrerira)
Gary Briggs ...
Car Wash Employe
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Roland
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News Cameraman
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Richard Noyce ...
Arresting Officer
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Cellmate
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 »


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)  »

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Argent comptant  »

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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2.35 : 1
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The role of Aaron was originally meant for Clifton Powell. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

James Russell: Quite an operation you've got, tell me what is going on here?
Franklin Hatchett: I'm a business man, Man, what the fuck you think is going on...?
James Russell: Cut! Cut. You can't use that kind of language on TV.
Franklin Hatchett: What language? What you talkin' 'bout?
James Russell: Fuck.
Franklin Hatchett: Fuck what?
James Russell: You cannot say Fuck on television!
Franklin Hatchett: Man, fuck that man, you're the one who came down here so don't tell me how to talk. Hurry this up I got shit to do.
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Nel Blu, Dipinto di Blu
Written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno
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"Man hurry up and give me a quarter "

This movie is utterly hilarious. Yes, the humor is crude at times and Chris Tucker must say the "f" word 5,000 times. But, his delivery is unbelievable. Perfect timing. Imagine Chris Tucker passing himself off as the son of Vic Damone and Dianne Carroll! He attends a posh Italian American wedding reception and tells everyone he is Vic Damone Jr. There is a scene where Chris calls in a bomb threat at a disco that made me laugh so hard I hurt afterward. Charlie Sheen is a terrific partner in crime. Basically this is a comedy mixed with some pretty graphic violence. The acting was good and the plot held together well.

This movie has not lost a single bit of humor. Action-packed and hilarious, Money Talks has stood the test of the almost 20 years I have loved it. It is not overly raunchy, is not unnecessarily violent, and gives you plenty of excellent story-telling and tons of humor. Honestly, I had forgotten Charlie Sheen was in this (as a teenager, he was irrelevant to me since this was before all of his "issues"), but him and Chris Tucker as a duo wasn't bad at all. The chemistry was excellent, and Tucker more than made up for Sheen's sometimes bland moments.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10.


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