TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Release Date: August 17, 1990
Starring: Charles Grodin, James Belushi,
Anne DeSalvo, Mako, Veronica
Hamel, & Hector Elizondo
Distributor: Buena Vista
Director: Arthur Hiller
Producer: Geoffrey Taylor
Writer: Jill Mazursky & Jeffrey Abrams
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Jimmy finds the appointment book and goes to Spencer's Malibu beach home to collect the reward. Spencer, meanwhile, is trying to get there, too, but without his identity cards has trouble and is mugged. When a limo pulls up for Spencer at the beach house, Jimmy handily assumes his identity.
The switch leads to a comical whirlwind of error, mishap and mistaken identity, as Jimmy tries to restore the lost property to its rightful owner, collect the $1000 reward, attend a World Series game, and sneak back into prison, all before they notice he has escaped. Jimmy gets help from his fellow prisoners who are staging a riot in which they pretend, with the help of a tape recorder, to hold Jimmy hostage.
Aside from a brief scene where Spencer rejects an extramarital affair, there is not much good in TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS. Jimmy falls in love (lust) with the boss' daughter, who is staying at the beach house. Brief nudity is shown, and they are featured under the covers having premarital sex as part of their developing relationship.
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS is just one more example of wasting an excellent comic cast through inclusion of much objectionable material -- vulgarities, profanities, obscenities, and sexual innuendo. Please write the distributor to let them know you will reward them with entertainment dollars only when they start producing comedies without elements that are destructive to building moral character.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please address your comments to:
Mr. Michael Eisner
Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521