Money Talks is a 1997 comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen.
This film is about a car wash hustler named Franklin Hatchett (Chris Tucker
), who gets dimed out to the police by an investigating news reporter named James Russell (Charlie Sheen
), from channel 12 News. After Hatchett is busted, he is thrown in jail. There, he is escorted to prison handcuffed to Raymond Villard (Gérard Ismaël
), a French inmate in jail for smuggling diamonds. The two are thrown on the prison bus when Villard's partner in crime, Dubray (Frank Bruynbroek
), follows out plans to free Villard by blowing up the bus. The escape plan works and Hatchett, Villard and Dubray escape the fire and the police by boarding an awaiting helicopter.
While on the helicopter, Hatchett overhears the location of the stashed diamonds. Hatchett then jumps out of the helicopter after hearing the discussion between Villard and Dubray to get rid of him. Now Hatchett's name and face are all over the news as an accessory to the prison break. Hatchett has to clear his name but he needs help. He calls on the only person who can help, the one that dimed him out, James Russell.
Russell just got fired from his job at Channel 12 News, the fact he had the Top Story calling him on his phone asking for help improved his chances of getting his job back, after all it was Sweeps Week! The two rampage all over the city to find clues to clear Hatchett's name, which eventually got Russell's name involved and sprayed all over TV land. Now in the process of trying to clear both their names, the two found something more valuable than diamonds. In the end both of their names are cleared, Frank and James save two of the diamonds as jewelry pieces and James marries Grace with Frank as his best man.