Money Talks (1997)

R   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime


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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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  • Charlie Sheen in Money Talks (1997)
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  • Chris Tucker at an event for Money Talks (1997)
  • Samuel L. Jackson at an event for Money Talks (1997)
  • Chris Tucker in Money Talks (1997)

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20 February 2001 | mcomer
7
| Good time at the movies (w/plot summary)
Plot summary: Franklin Hatchett (Tucker) is a small time con man who instantly becomes famous (or infamous depending on how you look at it) after he escapes from prison. Mistakenly wanted for murder by the police and wanted for robbery by a gang of crooks, Hatchett's only hope to clear his name and get out of this mess is a television reporter named James Russell (Sheen).

This movie was just a good time. After seeing Rush Hour with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, I wanted to go back and see earlier comedies with Chris Tucker in a starring role. (I already saw Dead Presidents, The 5th Element and Friday, but they either weren't comedies or he wasn't a starring character.)

Again, this movie was a good time. It doesn't deserve to win any awards, but it's just fun to watch. The entire cast offers great performances, while it's always good to see Paul Sorvino perform. While Tucker's character isn't exactly the nicest guy, the audience feels bad for him. The audience is made to feel that he does what he does because he has to. In his situation, I don't think many people would do otherwise. While he does take things to extremes, the movie wouldn't be as fun if he didn't.

I would recommend this movie to any comedy fan, "buddy movie" fan or fan of the actors.

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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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