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Strictly Business

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Product Overview

A resourceful kid goes from the mailroom to the boardroom by introducing a real estate executive to a young dancer.


Studio Warner
SKU 205069096
UPC 085391144182
UPC 14 00085391144182
Format DVD
Release Date 9/28/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Denis Leary - Actor
Halle Berry - Actor
Isaiah Washington - Actor
Kevin Hooks - Director
Kim Coles - Actor
Mark Burg - Executive Producer
Michel Colombier - Original Music By
Nelson George - Producer
Nelson George - Writer
Pam Gibson - Writer
Paul Provenza - Actor
Richard Nord - Editor
Rowena Rowling - Art Director
Sam Rockwell - Actor
Samuel L. Jackson - Actor
Tommy Davidson - Actor
Zoltan David - Cinematographer
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The movie questions the notion that black "authenticity" is only to be found on the streets or in clubs, in rap music or high-fives...Cleverly and subtly, the movie undercuts the negativity of dozens of black movies, which taught that the only correct stance toward the white corporate world was to reject it...Waymon, in a lot of earlier movies, would have been portrayed as a brother in need of soul (at one point Bobby calls him "Sidney Poitier," not intended as a compliment). "Strictly Business" plays with that notion in order to correct it...Seen as entertainment, "Strictly Business" is passably fun, and effectively acted by Davidson, Phillips and Berry, who generate their characters with a lot of energy. Seen as a marker in the field of pop culture, "Strictly Business" may represent a turning point like the Thomas-Hill hearings. Here, as there, black professionals are no longer willing to suppress their own personal opinions in order to reflect current political orthodoxy. Ten years ago, this movie would have ended with the executive getting a big laugh by using a familiar 12-letter word. "Strictly Business" ends with the kid putting on a suit and tie.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Hal Hinson, The Washington Post ...Davidson is winning and has some genuinely hilarious riffs.
Jack Sommersby, ...[the] actors are wonderful, with...Samuel L. Jackson appropriately loathsome as an abusive boss.
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