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Who's That Girl (1987)

The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence.

Director:

James Foley

Writers:

Andrew Smith (story), Andrew Smith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madonna ... Nikki Finn
Griffin Dunne ... Loudon Trott
Haviland Morris ... Wendy Worthington
John McMartin ... Simon Worthington
Bibi Besch ... Mrs. Worthington
John Mills ... Montgomery Bell (as Sir John Mills)
Robert Swan ... Detective Bellson
Drew Pillsbury ... Detective Doyle
Coati Mundi ... Raoul
Dennis Burkley ... Benny
James Dietz James Dietz ... Buck
Cecile Callan ... Sandy - Wendy's Friend
Karen Elise Baldwin ... Heather - Wendy's Friend (as Karen Baldwin)
Kimberlin Brown ... Rachel - Wendy's Friend
Crystal Carson ... Denise - Wendy's Friend
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Storyline

Four years unjustly jailed haven't dampened the spirits or determination of Nikki Finn. Th spunky parolee sets out to clear her name - and sets the Big Apple spinning in deliriously funny ways. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A funny thing happened on the way to the bus station.

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slammer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,548,205, 9 August 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,305,209
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Madonna would ask for five minutes to study the script for the scene they were filming. For example, before a scene in which she needed to appear out of breath, she did a series of push-ups before going on set. See more »

Goofs

Louden and Nikki leave the bank after they find out it is closed, Mr. Worthington calls, Nikki gets on the phone, holds it up and begins to fire her gun, the next scene as she continues to shoot the gun, her hand is no longer on the phone but on the top of the windshield See more »

Quotes

Nikki Finn: Cops stop me, they find Johnny in a lot of pieces in the back of my car. Judge called it a "crime of passion."
Nikki Finn: [slight pause] Hey, I liked Johnny, but not enough to kill him.
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Alternate Versions

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Madonna's best film.
26 November 2004 | by ajpublicSee all my reviews

As most positive reviews have already stated – If your not a Madonna fan, you probably won't like this movie. However, as a Madonna fan, I saw this movie when it played on cable the first time, around 1988, I enjoyed this movie then and I still enjoy it now.

It's not deep or even based in reality but it is just very fun to watch. Madonna gives a great performance as Nikki Finn; she's funny, sexy and assertive. It's clear she carries the film; I've read other user's comparisons to Judy Holiday and Marilyn Monroe, and to me, that's not bad company to be associated with.

Her character is simply mesmerizing on screen, in late 80's fashion of course...I don't know about the rest of you, but I just enjoy seeing the Madonna we grew to love, before her exploitive stage, before she 'gave the farm away' so to speak, she was sexier then.

How about the soundtrack? Great especially the theme song… And Griffin Dunne is hilarious by the way. B+


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