Taking Care of Business (1990)



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An escaped convict finds a wallet/organizer lost by a business executive and winds up taking over his life in this mistaken identity comedy. While the convict decides to milk his new identity for all its worth, the real executive's life is thrown into chaos thanks to the wallet's disappearance.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jill Mazursky Cody, J.J. Abrams
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 25, 2002
Hollywood Pictures


James Belushi

as Jimmy Dworski
Charles Grodin

as Spencer Barnes
Stephen Elliott

as Walter Bentley
Hector Elizondo

as The Warden
Veronica Hamel

as Elizabeth

as Sakamoto
Tee Rodgers

as Stadium Guard
John P. Menese

as Chauffeur
Stanley DeSantis

as Car Rental Man
Chris Barnes

as Luggage Boy
Jill Johnson

as Tennis Court Girl
Tom Nolan

as Mr. Wright
Marjorie Bransfield

as Tennis Club Receptio...
Selma Archerd

as Woman in Pro Shop
Joe Lerer

as Ira Breen
Stanley de Santis

as Car Rental Man
Howie Guma

as Sakamoto's Assistant
Elisabeth Barrett

as Diane's Assistant
Tommy Morgan Jr.

as Gang Member
Michele Harrell

as High Quality Recepti...
Stu Nahan

as Radio Reporter
Marjorie Bransfeld

as Tennis Club Receptio...
Michael McNab

as Main Gate Guard
Michael Kinney

as Malibu Jail Guard
Leslie Suzan

as Malibu Jail Woman
Janet Julian

as Woman on Plane
Dan Kern

as Snooty Man
David Ruprecht

as Yuppie Dad
Whitby Hertford

as Yuppie Son
Baldo Dal Ponte

as National Anthem Sing...
T. Rodgers

as Stadium Guard
Darlene J. Hall

as Jeep Driver
Lenny Hicks

as Mediator
Joe Bratcher

as Mediator
Burke Byrnes

as Prison Guard
Tony Auer

as Prison Guard
Tommy Morgan

as Gang Member
Buddy Daniels

as Gang Member
Andrew Amador

as Prison Reporter
Sandra Eng

as Prison Reporter
Joe Torre

as Joe Torre
Mark Grace

as Mark Grace
Bert Blyleven

as Bert Blyleven
Mick Blue

as Beach House Cop
Ron Chenier

as Beach House Cop

as LeBradford
Michael Blue

as Beach House Cop
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

This is a pretty stupid comedy in spots, with holes wide enough to drive trucks through, and director Arthur Hiller is as clunky as ever, but the cast is so funny and likable that they almost bring it off in spite of itself.

Full Review… | July 25, 2002
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Lamely synthetic.

Full Review… | July 25, 2002
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Brash Belushi and befuddled Grodin are perfect casting for yarn about a likable escaped con who assumes the identity of a stuffy, overworked ad agency exec.

Full Review… | July 25, 2002
Top Critic

The roles fit Belushi/Grodin like rubber, but the rest is second-rate.

Full Review… | July 25, 2002
Time Out
Top Critic

Taking Care of Business plays it safe and boring.

Full Review… | July 25, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

This one is as predictable as sunrise and as stale as bedpost gum.

Full Review… | July 25, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

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