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Taking Care of Business
Taking Care of Business
Actors: James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne De Salvo, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott
Director: Arthur Hiller
Genres: Comedy, Sports
R     2002     1hr 47min

James Belushi (K-9) is Jimmy Dworski, a happy-go-lucky convict who breaks out of prison and finally gets a life ... somebody else's! When Dworski finds the daily planner book that literally runs the life of ultra-organized...  more »

     

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Actors: James Belushi, Charles Grodin, Anne De Salvo, Loryn Locklin, Stephen Elliott
Director: Arthur Hiller
Creators: David M. Walsh, Duncan Henderson, Elizabeth Sayre, Geoffrey Taylor, Paul Mazursky, J.J. Abrams, Jill Mazursky
Genres: Comedy, Sports
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Baseball
Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/02/2002
Original Release Date: 08/17/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 08/17/1990
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great movie, poor DVD
Daniel Martel | Quebec, Canada | 07/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I totally agree with some of the reviewers. This movie is great story-wise and acting-wise, but as a DVD, it is poor.
First of all, WHY ARE THERE STILL FULL SCREEN DVDs?
Is it for those TV morons?
When you go to the theater, you see it in WIDESCREEN!!!
Why not put BOTH versions on a DVD so everybody will be pleased.
I bought 'Roxanne' and 'Taking Care Of Business' together.
Roxanne offers full & widescreen formats for the same price.
I know that this is a 'budget' DVD, but I think that DISNEY is rather cheap on this one. No extra or choice of language whatsoever.
Like I said, Great movie but very disappointing DVD, even though it's still much better than VHS."
Five stars for the movie, three for the DVD -
01/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just the facts - from the back cover: Jimmy Dworski (James Belushi) is a happy-go-lucky convict who breaks out of prison and finally gets a life . . . somebody else's! When Dworski finds the daily planner book that literally runs the life of ultra-organized executive Spencer Barnes (Charles Grodin), all hell breaks loose. With newfound cash, credit cards and the keys to a Malibu mansion, the imposter Dworski embarks on an all-expense-paid trip to "Easy Street" while posing as the high-powered Barnes. Meanwhile, Spencer's life is turned upside down as he hunts through the jungles of Los Angeles for his beloved book. When these oddball opposites finally meet, it's a comedic collision you won't soon forget."
Amusing, worth a look.
10/10/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"An amusing farce with Jim Belushi in a role that highlights his ample comic abilities. An all-around enjoyable movie, definitely worth a look."
An entertaining comedy about mistaking identity.
Christian Pelchat | Canada. | 12/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jimmy Dworski (James Belushi at the best) is a happy go convict, who is soon getting out of Prison, since he win two tickets to see the World Series. But his boos warden (Hector Elizondo) says no because is a day before he`s gets out. Jimmy escapes to see the game and his friends convicts faked a kidapping so Jimmy could see the game. While Spencer Barnes (Charles Grodin) is having the worst time of his life, when his boss asked him to work for the weekend in Los Angeles. Then when Spencer arrive in the airport of L.A., Accidentally he left his money and credit cards in a book. But Jimmy has found the book but Jimmy has to do everything what Spencer has to do on that day. While in the world of Spencer everything is happening for better to worse.James Belushi and Charles Gordin delievers good comic performances. Sharply written by Jill Mazursky & Jeffery Abrams. Directed by Arthur Miller (Outrageous Foutune). Watch for actor:Ken Foree (George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead) as a convict and Look also for Actors:John De Lancie & Gates McFadden from Star Trek:The Next Generation. An fast paced entertaining comedy. Grade:B+."