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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$40,922,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,407,611
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

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 »

Goofs

At the auction, the auctioneer claims the Jaguar is a 1951 XK140. The XK140 was not produced until 1954 thus making this car an XK120. See more »

Quotes

Franklin Hatchett: [Overhearing Raymond and Dubray talking] Fifteen million? Fifteen million dollars? Oh, you gotta cut a brother in on that. Hey, we split it three ways. Seven for me,
[to Dubray]
Franklin Hatchett: Seven for you,
[to Raymond]
Franklin Hatchett: And you, you get whatever's left over 'cause you been tripping ever since I met you.
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Referenced in Gloria (1999) See more »

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Car Wash
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
Courtesy of MCA Records
By arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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This funny, lively, often violent action comedy is well done.
2 May 2007 | by hu675See all my reviews

A low-level smooth talking hustler by the name of Franlin Hatchet (Chris Tucker) is on the run from the police, after a jailbreak. Which he is falsely accused of planning a violent jailbreak. Now the whole city is on his trail and the only one, who could clear his name is an ambitious television reporter James Russell (Charlie Sheen). Which is the only reason why Franklin was sent to prison, because of James. Now together, they find each other mixed-up with cops, crooks and euro-trash bad guys. Which Franklin knows that the man (Gerard Ismael) was chained-up with in the bus. He was trying to retrieve a fortune in diamonds.

Directed by Brett Rather (Rush Hour Trilogy, X-Men 3:The Last Stand, Red Dragon) made an highly entertaining comedy with enough thrills and humour. Although the premise is familiar but Tucker's energetic comical performance makes this worth watching.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer (also in Pan & Scan) and an strong-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD includes the original theatrical trailer, cast information and star highlights by Tucker and Sheen. After the box office success of this film, Tucker went on the one of the leads of the "Rush Hour" movies. Paul Sorvino is amusingly cast as Russell's future father-in-law. Written by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. Which they wrote films together like "Garfield", "Garfield:A Tale of Two Kitties" and "Toy Story". Tucker also executive produced the film. Super 35. (****/*****).


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