Strictly Business, released in 1991, is a comedy film directed by Kevin Hooks, and starring Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, and Halle Berry. The supporting cast includes Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant, Jon Cypher, and Samuel L. Jackson.
The film follows the ways of a mail clerk as he tries to hook his executive friend up with his clubbing girl pal. It plays on comedy, business, romance, and ethics. The film features a young Sam Rockwell, and the R group Jodeci right before their musical success.
Strictly Business was shot at various locations in New York City. The prime location used in shooting the film was Manhattan. The film was released on November 8, 1991 and was made for a selected audience and was not as widely released as most films of that year.
Fun-loving Bobby is a mail clerk in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, an African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will try to move Bobby to the trainee broker program if he will help him meet Natalie, the girl of his dreams. There's only one problem, everyone will have to change.
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