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B*A*P*S (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 March 1997 (USA)
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Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).

Director:

Robert Townsend

Writer:

Troy Byer (as Troy Beyer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Nisi
Martin Landau ... Mr. Donald Blakemore
Ian Richardson ... Manley
Natalie Desselle Reid ... Mickey (as Natalie Desselle)
Troy Byer ... Tracy Shaw (as Troy Beyer)
Luigi Amodeo ... Antonio
Jonathan Fried ... Isaac
Pierre Edwards ... Ali (as Pierre)
Anthony Johnson ... James (as A.J. Johnson)
Bernie Mac ... Mr. Johnson
Darrel Heath ... Terrance
Vincent Cook Vincent Cook ... Z.Z.
Faizon Love ... Tiger J
Rudy Ray Moore ... Nate
Darrow Igus Darrow Igus ... Bartender
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Storyline

Nisi and Mickey are girlfriends who work as waitresses. To get the necessary money for opening their dream restaurant they fly to California to audition for a music video. There Nisi is asked by the nephew of Mr.Blakemore's (who is video director) to act for a week as granddaughter of Lily, Mr.Blakemores one true love, whom he lost long ago and couldn't pursue because she was his family's housekeeper. They revive Blakemore's interest for life, and he teaches them to be "Black American Princesses" in return. Written by Anonymous

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These Pretty Women... Are Clueless!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

B.A.P.S. See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,742,679, 30 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,240,837, 30 May 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Encore print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actress Troy Byer, who also wrote the film's screenplay, was disappointed by the film's final product. See more »

Goofs

In the bar scene at the beginning of the movie, the clock stands still at 9:25 for about five minutes. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: D, what are we going to do when we get off that plane? We ain't got no money, no apartment, nothing. Man, we're worse than when we started out.
Nisi: Maybe... but maybe not. Some things are just priceless, you know, Mick?
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This Is for the Lover in You
(1981)
Written by Howard Hewett (as Howard Hewitt) & Dana Meyers
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Come On. Lighten Up! It's Just FUNNY
17 December 2001 | by rick787-2See all my reviews

Sure it's not "deep" but it is full of sight gags and it's hilarious. The scene at "The Gold Tooth" nightclub, the over-the-top hairdos, and the scene in the line for tryouts in the music video is nothing short of a gut-buster are only a smattering of the laughs you'll have. It is a heart-warming movie that you can watch over and over. PLUS, Halle Berry is such a BABE! So, lighten up and watch it... it beats the copycat 'Booty Call'.


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