DirectorRobert Townsend ScreenplayTroy Bailey Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateMarch 28, 1997 CastHalle Berry (Nisi), Martin Landau (Mr. Donald Blakemore), Ian Richardson (Manley), Natalie Desselle (Mickey), Troy Beyer (Tracy Shaw), Luigi Amodeo (Antonio) Similar moviesLove's Kitchen, No Reservations, Johnny English Reborn, Mostly Martha, Love and Lemons, The Wing and the Thigh
TaglineThese Pretty Women... Are Clueless!
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B*A*P*S is a 1997 comedy film written by Troy Beyer, directed by Robert Townsend, and starring Halle Berry and Martin Landau. The movie was a critical and box-office failure.
Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle-Reid) are waitresses in a soul food diner in Decatur, Georgia. Their dream is to open the world's first combination hair salon and soul food restaurant.
To accumulate start-up money, they audition for a music video in Los Angeles. Through an unusual turn of events, they end up assisting a Beverly Hills butler and caring for an aging millionaire, Mr. Blakemore, who welcomes them into his mansion. They become Black American Princesses (BAPs) "livin' large and takin' charge!" amongst the rich and famous.
They soon find themselves in the middle of a plot to milk the millionaire of his fortune. Realizing that they have acted no better than the plotters, they choose instead to become Mr. Blakemore's primary caregivers.
Blakemore eventually dies and his will grants half of his fortune to them.
Halle Berry – Nisi
Martin Landau – Mr. William Blakemore
Ian Richardson – Manley
Natalie Desselle-Reid – Mickey
Troy Beyer – Tracy Shaw
Luigi Amodeo – Antonio
Jonathan Fried – Isaac
Pierre Edwards – Ali
Anthony Johnson – James
Bernie Mac – Mr. Johnson
Faizon Love – Tiger J
Rudy Ray Moore – Nate
Awards and nominations
1998 Acapulco Black Film Festival
Best Actress – Halle Berry (nominated)
The reception was overwhelmingly negative. It has a 13% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert gave the film a rare no-stars rating, calling it "jaw-droppingly bad."