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Money Talks (1997)

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Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Tucker ... Franklin Hatchett
Charlie Sheen ... James Russell
Heather Locklear ... Grace Cipriani
Elise Neal ... Paula
Paul Sorvino ... Guy Cipriani
David Lee McLain ... Ticket Customers
Vic Ferreira Vic Ferreira ... Car Wash Employe (as Victor Ferrerira)
Gary Briggs Gary Briggs ... Car Wash Employe
Larry Hankin ... Roland
Nathan Anderson ... News Cameraman
Damian Chapa ... Carmine
Richard Noyce Richard Noyce ... Arresting Officer
Faizon Love ... Cellmate
Gérard Ismaël Gérard Ismaël ... Raymond Villard (as Gerard Ismael)
Ralph W. Odum Ralph W. Odum ... Prison Bus Guard
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Storyline

Chris Tucker is a small time con man who instantly becomes famous after a murder, wanted dead or alive, his only hope is a journalist named James Russell (Sheen). Written by Jerome Hotman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This ain't no buddy movie. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic violence and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Most Wanted See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,654,369, 24 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,067,398, 14 December 1997
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Sirvino and Vic Damone (Who Tucker claims to be his father) actually went to the same school See more »

Goofs

When the prison guard helps the prisoner escape, Franklin & John Doe are handcuffed together. In the next scene when John Doe hugs the prison guard, Franklin is no longer cuffed to John Doe. The scene after when John Doe grabs Franklin's arm, they are once again cuffed together. See more »

Quotes

James Russell: Please do something about that hair of yours.
Franklin Hatchett: My 'do is tight.
James Russell: Well every cop in the city is looking for that tight 'do.
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Connections

References The Fugitive (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe Your Baby
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Licensing
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Entertaining but hardly worthwhile
17 February 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

The only thing that can be said for "Money Talks" is that it held my interest. No, it's not a great film, but then again few comedies of this sort are. For what it is, the film entertained me enough to recommend it. Tucker and Sheen have rather good chemistry together, albeit it in a less-than-spectacular way.

Essentially the plot is a bunch of nonsense, it's just an excuse to see another white man/black man buddy comedy in the vein of "Lethal Weapon," "Running Scared," etc.

This is not a "good" movie but if it's on TV you might as well give it a go, it's hardly awful and certainly better than it could have turned out to be.

3/5


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