Taking Care of Business
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Taking Care of Business
James Belushi and Charles Grodin team up for this variation on the Prince and the Pauper. Belushi plays Jimmy Dworski, a convicted car thief, serving time in a minimum security prison. But when Jimmy wins a pair of tickets to the World Series from a radio call-in show, he can't resist walking out of jail, particularly when the warden won't even let the inmates watch the series on television. Grodin plays rich workaholic Spencer Barnes, who, when his wife walks out on him right before a long-planned vacation, leaves his datebook in an airport telephone booth. Happening upon… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The roles fit Belushi/Grodin like rubber, but the rest is second-rate."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Typically bland, light-on-laughs mix-up farce"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Lamely synthetic."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Taking Care of Business plays it safe and boring."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"A series lame jokes and clunky plot machinations that would strike as cynical were they not so obviously desperate."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's also unexpectedly likeable, thanks to the high-spirited performances of stars James Belushi and Charles Grodin, under the relaxed direction by Arthur Hiller."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"Oh, what a couple of seasoned stars can do with a formula."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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