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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).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nisi
... Mr. Donald Blakemore
... Manley
... Mickey (as Natalie Desselle)
... Tracy Shaw (as Troy Beyer)
... Antonio
... Isaac
... Ali (as Pierre)
... James (as A.J. Johnson)
... Mr. Johnson
... Terrance
Vincent Cook ... Z.Z.
... Tiger J
... Nate
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!

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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28 March 1997 (USA)  »

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B.A.P.S.  »

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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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Trivia

Halle Berry was in the midst of her divorce from David Justice during the filming of this film, which she said helped her deal with the depression she had from that public split. 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

Ali: Nisi, I don't know if you want to stay here, or go home. All I know is that I've had one dream and one dream only since high school. And that's... that's to be with you.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1997 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Shining Down on Me
Written by Robin S., Tony Moran, Michael Lorella & Nicki Richards
Performed by Robin S.
Courtesy of Big Beat/Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Come On. Lighten Up! It's Just FUNNY
17 December 2001 | by See 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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