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Genre  Comedy
Budget  10 million USD
Writer  Troy Byer
Language  English
3.9/10 IMDb

Director  Robert Townsend
Screenplay  Troy Bailey
Country  United States
B*A*P*S movie poster
Release date  March 28, 1997
Cast  Halle Berry (Nisi), Martin Landau (Mr. Donald Blakemore), Ian Richardson (Manley), Natalie Desselle (Mickey), Troy Beyer (Tracy Shaw), Luigi Amodeo (Antonio)
Similar movies  Love's Kitchen, No Reservations, Johnny English Reborn, Mostly Martha, Love and Lemons, The Wing and the Thigh
Tagline  These 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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Blakemore eventually dies and his will grants half of his fortune to them.


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  • 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

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    1998 Acapulco Black Film Festival

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  • Best Actress – Halle Berry (nominated)
  • Reception

    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."


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