Money Talks (1997)



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Movie Info

Pursued by many, an escaped con artist (maniacal, squeaky-voiced comedian Chris Tucker) seeks help from his enemy, a has-been news anchor hoping to boost his flagging career. The fun begins when the con man is introduced to the reporter's rich fiance and impersonates Vic Damone's son.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 13, 1998
New Line Home Entertainment


as Franklin Hatchett

as James Russell

as Grace Cipriani

as Raymond Villard

as Guy Cipriani

as Det. Pickett

as Roland

as Det. Williams

as Connie Cipriani

as Barclay

as Carmine

as Mercedes Owner

as Hector/Car Wash Empl...

as Ticket Customer

as Ticket Customer

as Ticket Customer

as Car Wash Employee No...

as News Cameraman

as Detective at Car Was...

as Cellmate

as Prison Bus Guard

as News Anchor

as Newsroom Colleague

as Cop at Diner

as Cop at Diner

as Patron

as Cabby at Pier

as Himself

as Red Camel Doorman

as Store Owner

as Aaron's Bodyguard

as Detective at Precinc...

as News Reporter

as Auctioneer

as Carmine's Driver

as Aaron's Boy

as Aaron's Boy

as Cameraman

as Reverend
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Critic Reviews for Money Talks

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

Tucker and his profanely funny verbal bullets ... are about the only reason to put up with this gratuitously violent, race-baiting, jumbled ripoff.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Audience Reviews for Money Talks

Fast talking Tucker is the star in this fast paced comedy that despite doing badly upon release and being a rather bog standard action flick, I quite like it.

Nothing new in the slightest with more of resemblance to 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Beverly Hills Cop' than anything, but the quips and ramblings of Tucker are amusing and highly energetic which play well against Sheens stuck up richboy. Clearly Ratner likes Tucker as he went on to use him for the 'Rush Hour' trilogy which is pretty much more of the same, this feels like a pilot for those films but is actually probably better, just about.

Had it been made back in the 80's I'm sure this would have been looked upon more favourably but with an overloaded genre when it was released it fades into obscurity fast.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

One of my favorite movies of all time. Yeah, it's not great, but Chris Tucker delivers some of the funniest lines I've heard.

Great movie for a mindless comedy with some decent action scenes.

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer


Good action-comedies is a rare thing to come by these days. But during the 90's they came in the plenty, and this is an excellent example of that. Chris Tucker (being as loud-mouthed as he is) isn't always easy on the ears, but he's still a great and really funny actor, and always brings a lot of energy to the screen. The stuff that goes on story-wise may not be very believable, but it is, undeniably, highly entertaining. A perfect pick when you feel like just kicking back and watching something that doesn't require too much thinking.

Mike S

Super Reviewer

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