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This movie was in the 1980s or 90s.

One scene involves a black girl who looks homeless, where the main protagonist is a man. When the man comes up to the girl, she is frightened and tries to pull out a Swiss army knife or some other Multics tool. She accidentally pulls out something else and the guy looks annoyed until she pulls a knife out. Her grandma or some lady comes out and she starts fakes crying.

Another scene is where she is a girl scout wearing yellow and a baget hat. The guy might have been her father or he adopted her.

I think it was a father/daughter movie. There was another scene where the man and the girl have a heartfelt moment where she has to leave and they say goodbye to each other. The man may have adopted her and she was homeless.

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I'm not sure I understand. Who has the knife? The girl or the man? – Andrew Martin Apr 2 '14 at 12:36
The girl has the Multi tool. I think it was a Swiss army knife – cameron Apr 2 '14 at 13:35
Was the movie about Girl Scouts? Or was it just that the girl had on a scout uniform in one scene? – JohnP Apr 2 '14 at 14:39
We'll work with whatever we can get on this site, but can you think of any other details? There's very little to go on here. – Andrew Martin Apr 2 '14 at 14:41
I think it was about a father daughter movie. There was another scene were the man and the girl where she is living with him have a heart felt moment where she has to leave and they say goodbye to each other. – cameron Apr 2 '14 at 16:03
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Someone asked a similar question just now and found the film: Life With Mikey (AKA Give Me A Break) from 1993. It's also about a man taking in a small black girl:

Mikey Chapman (Michael J. Fox), a former child star and now a talent agent for child stars, discovers Angie Vega (Christina Vidal, in her first movie), a girl who pick-pockets for money and lives with her teenage sister and her boyfriend. Together, they try to hit it big and earn her a role on a series of television commercials.

It seems like the one you're after. She wears a baget hat and attacks him with a Swiss army knife, and later wears a yellow outfit and hat for the commercial. Here's the trailer:

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That was the movie, thank you. – cameron Mar 15 '15 at 16:30

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