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Strictly Business (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 November 1991 (USA)
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Two black friends, one of lighter skin complexion than the other, try to use each other to improve their social and professional positions.

Directors:

Kevin Hooks, Rolando Hudson (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Davidson ... Bobby
Joseph C. Phillips ... Waymon
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Diedre (as Anne Marie Johnson)
David Marshall Grant ... David
Jon Cypher ... Drake
Samuel L. Jackson ... Monroe (as Sam Jackson)
Halle Berry ... Natalie
Kim Coles ... Millicent
Paul Butler Paul Butler ... Leroy Halloran
James McDaniel ... Roland Halloran
Paul Provenza ... Larry
Annie Golden ... Sheila
Sam Rockwell ... Gary
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Atwell
Sarah Stavrou Sarah Stavrou ... Karen
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Storyline

Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will try to move Bobby to the trainee broker programme if he will help him meet Natalie, the girl of his dreams. There's only one problem, everyone will have to change... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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A comedy about a kid who goes from the mailroom to the boardroom by improving relations between a mover & a shaker.

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Go Natalie! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,683,267
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Island World See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Opened in theaters just two days before Tommy Davidson's 26th birthday. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Johnson: You know what, G? You are straight-up whiter than the *whitest* white man!
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Connections

References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Wanna Get with U
Performed by Guy
Written by Aquil Davidson, Aaron Hall & Teddy Riley
Courtesy of Uptown/MCA Records
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Now in my collection
26 January 2008 | by desibel07See all my reviews

This is really a good movie. I look at it every time it comes on which is maybe once or twice a year.

Could never find it over the past 15 or so years, until my son found it for me Christmas week and I just got it -- so it's now in my movie collection.

A really feel good love story that breaks the boundaries of life styles, stereotypes of wealth and income levels. And that given a chance, many of us have talents to excel.

Critics often bash GOOD movies and we all miss out. Props to Kevin Hooks for directing.


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