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|Directed by||Robert Townsend|
|Produced by||Mark Burg, Jay Stern|
|Written by||Troy Beyer|
|Music by||Stanley Clarke|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
|March 28, 1997|
Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle-Reid) are waitresses in a soul food diner in Decatur, Georgia. 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, Mr. Blakemore, 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. Realizing that they have acted no better than the plotters, they choose instead to become Mr. Blakemore's primary caregivers.
Blakemore eventually dies and his will grants half of his fortune to them.
- Halle Berry – Nisi
- Martin Landau – Mr. William Blakemore
- Ian Richardson – Manley
- Natalie Desselle-Reid – Mickey
- Troy Beyer – Tracy Shaw
- Luigi Amodeo – Antonio
- Jonathan Fried – Isaac
- Pierre Edwards – Ali
- Anthony Johnson – James
- Bernie Mac – Mr. Johnson
- Faizon Love – Tiger J
- Rudy Ray Moore – Nate
Awards and nominations
- Best Actress – Halle Berry (nominated)
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