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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).

Director:

Robert Townsend

Writer:

Troy Byer (as Troy Beyer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Nisi
Martin Landau ... Mr. Donald Blakemore
Ian Richardson ... Manley
Natalie Desselle Reid ... Mickey (as Natalie Desselle)
Troy Byer ... Tracy Shaw (as Troy Beyer)
Luigi Amodeo ... Antonio
Jonathan Fried ... Isaac
Pierre Edwards ... Ali (as Pierre)
Anthony Johnson ... James (as A.J. Johnson)
Bernie Mac ... Mr. Johnson
Darrel Heath ... Terrance
Vincent Cook Vincent Cook ... Z.Z.
Faizon Love ... Tiger J
Rudy Ray Moore ... Nate
Darrow Igus 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Pierre Edward's film debut. He also appeared in the film "How to Be a Player" with co-star Natalie Desselle a few months after this film's release. See more »

Goofs

The position of the toilet seat changes. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: Lead the way Alfred.
Manley: The name is Manly, Manly will do very nicely thank you!... Who's Alfred?
Mickey: You know, Batman's homeboy!
Nisi: Oh Mick, now I see what-chu was sayin'.
Mickey: You would be so good in the sequel.
Nisi: Snap! He'd be phat!
Mickey: He would! All you gotta say is, "Batman to da cave!" and everybody lose they job that day... and you get THAT job. *Heavy Chuckle* TO THA CAAAAAAAVE.
Nisi: Ask him to say it Mick!
Mickey: Nah, I already done called the man "Alfred."
Nisi: Oh come on.
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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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Don't bash it, re-view it!!! Open your eyes AND your minds!
7 July 2000 | by LeathermanCraigSee all my reviews

This movie, while not being a piece of cinematic masterpiece, is not nearly as bad as the rating suggests.... True, most of the characters in the film are completely predictable, but you need to look beyond the "tacky" veneer to see the true person inside. The same could be said for the movie, itself. Sure, on the surface, Nisi & Mickey are scammers from the git go, but, they've got lots of heart & soul.... And, Mr. Blakemore is not as naive or lost as you may think. He sees the beauty beneath the beauties in this film..... It's a growth experience for all involved... Learning to open up and accept people for who they are, not what they seem... Just like this movie! Shame on all of you for beating up on Townsend, Barry, Landau and the rest! Shame!!!! Give it a try.... What's the most it can cost? A few bucks?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

B.A.P.S. See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,742,679, 30 March 1997

Gross USA:

$7,246,735

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,338,279
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Encore print)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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