B*A*P*S

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B*A*P*S
BAPsFilmPoster.jpg
Directed byRobert Townsend
Produced byJay Stern
Written byTroy Beyer
StarringHalle Berry
Martin Landau
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release datesMarch 28, 1997
Running time91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$10,000,000[citation needed]
Box office$7,338,279[1]
 
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B*A*P*S
BAPsFilmPoster.jpg
Directed byRobert Townsend
Produced byJay Stern
Written byTroy Beyer
StarringHalle Berry
Martin Landau
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release datesMarch 28, 1997
Running time91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$10,000,000[citation needed]
Box office$7,338,279[1]

B*A*P*S is a 1997 comedy film written by Troy Beyer, directed by Robert Townsend, and starring Halle Berry and Martin Landau.

Plot[edit]

Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle-Reid) are waitresses in a soul food diner in Decatur, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta). 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 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.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

1998 Acapulco Black Film Festival

Reception[edit]

The reception was overwhelmingly negative. It has a 13% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert gave the film a rare zero stars, calling it "jaw-droppingly bad."[2]

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