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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

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They're getting the lowdown on the high price of living. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) 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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although the only screen time Charlie Sheen and Paul Gleason share together is during the scene when Chris Tucker and Sheen's characters are being shot at by Gleason and Daniel Roebuck's characters, Gleason did appear with Sheen's brother, Emilio Estevez, in "The Breakfast Club" (1985) and had plenty of scenes with him. See more »

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The Jaguar's windshield repairs itself after being shot. See more »

Quotes

Barclay: That was some hard hitting stuff. John Tesh School of Journalism.
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References Super Fly (1972) See more »

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Mindless crap
17 January 2002 | by jimjam20-2See all my reviews

Meh. The combo of Tucker & Sheen as the uptight reporter & loud mouth ex-con don't make for a very entertaining duo. Sheen is useless & Tucker is just a young wanna be Eddie Murphy. Had this been done in the 80s with Murphy & a good actor as the straight man, it might have worked. (Didn't Murphy & Nick Nolte do a cop/ex con duo in the 80s?) Same differance here, except little to no talent involved.


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