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|Directed by||Robert Townsend|
|Produced by||Jay Stern|
|Written by||Troy Beyer|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
|March 28, 1997|
B*A*P*S is a 1997 comedy film written by Troy Beyer, directed by Robert Townsend, and starring Halle Berry and Martin Landau. The movie includes actors such as Bernie Mac, Natalie Reid, and Ian Richardson. In the 1998 Acapulco Black Film Festival, Halle Berry was nominated for best actress for her work in the film.
Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle-Reid) are waitresses in a soul food diner in Decatur, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta). 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 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.
They soon realize that what they're doing is wrong, instead they become his (Mr Blakemore) primary caregiver.
After His death at the end he then wills 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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