Money Talks Receives Warner Archive Blu-ray Release

Money Talks, which marked Brett Ratner’s feature directorial debut, recently received a Blu-ray release by way of the Warner Archive Collection. The film earned $48.4 million at the box office against a production budget of $25 million. Critics have been less than kind to the film although the late Roger Ebert had a positive reception to the film, giving it a 3/4.

The film’s Warner Archive release was in late March but they had sourced a stereo audio file rather than the intended 5.1 surround sound. It has since been corrected. In any event, Money Talks is an action comedy along the same vein as 48 Hrs. After previously working on a music video, Ratner and Tucker would team up again for three Rush Hour films.

Synopsis

Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen star as two desperate men who discover that they need each other…and Money Talks! Chris Tucker is fast-talking con artist Franklin Hatchett who is wrongfully accused of killing cops and needs protection from the police, the mob, and his very pregnant girlfriend. Charlie Sheen costars as a struggling television newsman in need of a story. When they meet it’s like a match to gasoline as they dodge bullets in a series of hair-raising escapes involving diamonds, fast cars and a deadly game of hide-and-seek.

Bonus Feature

  • Theatrical Trailer

DIRECTOR: Brett Ratner
SCREENWRITERS: Joel Cohen & Alec Sokolow
CAST: Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Gerard Ismael, Damian Chapa, Elise Neal, Michael Wright, Veronica Cartwright, David Warner, Paul Gleason, Daniel Roebuck, Larry Hankin, Frank Bruynbroek, and Paul Sorvino

New Line Cinema released Money Talks in theaters on August 22, 1997.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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