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Limit Up (1989)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Comedy | 22 June 1990 (UK)
Casey Falls is the assistant of commodity trader Peter Oak, but wants to get a license herself. When the diabolic Nike appears and promises to make her successful by use of her supernatural... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Allen ... Casey Falls
Dean Stockwell ... Peter Oak
Brad Hall ... Marty Callahan
Danitra Vance ... Nike
Ray Charles ... Julius
Rance Howard ... Chuck Feeney
Sandra Bogan Sandra Bogan ... Andy Lincoln
William Woff William Woff ... Rusty (as William J. Woff)
Ava Fabian ... Sasha
Robbie Martini Robbie Martini ... Assistant to Mr Oak
Teressa Ovetta Burrel Teressa Ovetta Burrel ... Clark
Winifred Freedman Winifred Freedman ... Pit Recorder
Luana Anders ... Teacher
Richard Martini ... Student
Kellie Joy Beals Kellie Joy Beals ... Reporter


Casey Falls is the assistant of commodity trader Peter Oak, but wants to get a license herself. When the diabolic Nike appears and promises to make her successful by use of her supernatural abilities, Casey hesitantly accepts. By correctly predicting the price of soybeans, she manages to make a career, but the price that Nike demands is high: she wants Casey's soul! Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Plot Keywords:

career | yuppie | soy | beans | trade | See All (16) »


In a man's world, a working girl can use a little magic to get ahead.


Fantasy | Comedy


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The sound of a crowd can be heard after the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK video versions were cut by 4s to remove strong language for a PG rating. The theatrical release was rated 12 uncut. See more »


Undress for Success
Music and Lyrics by John Tesh, Mike Hanna (as Michael Hanna) and Diana DeWitt
Performed by Diana DeWitt
Used with Permission of Teshmusic (BMI) and Leftcoast Music (ASCAP)
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Still holds up
19 February 2006 | by cktailSee all my reviews

I got a chance to catch this film recently after all these years. Ray Charles plays God! Hilarious. Nancy Allen in a role that would have been great for Sharon Stone. Danitra Vance is hilarious doing her own comic twist - I saw her on Broadway some years ago, before she passed away - and comic Brad Hall from Sat. Night Live does a cool comic turn as the goofy boyfriend. Good wins over evil, and Ray Charles rules the day once again. In a nutshell, this soybean trading floor runner meets up with her guardian angel (which she thinks is the devil - it can't be a spoiler if the movie is this old) who tries to get her to corner the soybean market. Why would anyone care if the soybean market is cornered? Turns out that soybeans run the world, or so it's told in this fairy tale. I don't know, maybe I'm just not as jaded as I should be, but I loved seeing the soybean traders screaming bloody murder over their daily cash, and Ray Charles doing comedy. I wish this film would come out on DVD.

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Release Date:

22 June 1990 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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