Taking Care of Business (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

Taking Care of Business (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

Taking Care of Business Details:

James Belushi is Jimmy Dworski, a happy-go-lucky convict who breaks out of prison and finally gets a life … somebody else’s! When Dworski finds the daily planner book that literally runs the life of ultra-organized executive Spencer Barnes (Charles Grodin), all hell breaks loose! With newfound cash, credit cards, and the keys to a Malibu mansion, the imposter Dworski embarks on an all-expense-paid trip to “Easy Street” while posing as the high-powered Barnes. Meanwhile, Spencer’s life is turned upside down as he hunts through the jungles of Los Angeles for his beloved book! When these oddball opposites finally meet, it’s a comedic collision you won’t soon forget!


Key Cast:

  • James Belushi: Jimmy Dworski
  • Charles Grodin: Spencer Barnes
  • Mako: Mr. Sakamoto
  • Héctor Elizondo: the Warden
  • Veronica Hamel: Elizabeth Barnes
  • Stephen Elliott: Walter Bentley
  • Loryn Locklin: Jewel Bentley
  • John de Lancie: Ted Bradford Jr.
  • Gates McFadden: Diane Connors
  • Anne De Salvo: Debbie Lipton
  • Burke Byrnes: Prison Guard

Key Crew:

  • Director: Arthur Hiller
  • Producer: Geoffrey Taylor
  • Writers: Jill Mazursky and JJ Abrams
  • Music: Stewart Copeland
$20 million

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