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Mrs. St. John
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Hilley (as Cliff DeYoung in opening credits)
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The US needs to convince the visiting emir Khala'ad of Othar to allow an American military base in his strategic realm. Clueless nightclub waitress Sunny Ann Davis accidentally spots and stops a terrorist shooting at the president and his royal guest. Her naive comments charm the press, so the State Department recruits her for its Protocol. She falls in love with charming Middle East desk chief Michael Ransome, who resigns rather than help trick her into a 'contact mission' to Othar, where the emir's plan with her unexpectedly stirs a revolution. Written by KGF Vissers

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There's something funny going on in Washington. Goldie's about to become a diplomat.

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Release Date:

21 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Protocolo  »

Box Office

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$26,300,000 (USA)
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(as Dolby Stereo® in selected cinemas)

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(Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was inspired by the old Hollywood screwball comedies such as those directed by Frank Capra, particularly Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). The film was made and released about forty-five years after that Capra comedy classic. The movie has often been labeled with unofficial titles like "Goldie Goes to Washington". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where she is standing up from the back snapping her dress is about to fall of her left shoulder, but in the next scene where she sits in the couch the dress is visibly off her right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Vice President Merck: Sunny, what are your plans?
Sunny Davis: I don't have any. I mean, well, I have a job at the Safari club and Lou, well, he's my boss and he's really a nice guy and everything, but business hasn't been so hot and I was kind of hoping for an advancement, you know, but the problem is that Lou's aunt works the cash register and his sister's the hostess so I'm just gonna have to wait around until one of 'em quits or drops dead. I guess you know what that's like, hmm?
Vice President Merck: Hmm!
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Dynamite
Performed by Jermaine Jackson
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Goldie Hawn barely manages to carry this movie on her slight shoulders...
19 November 2002 | by (Oldham, Gtr Manchester, England.) – See all my reviews

Outlandish premise that rates low on plausibility and unfortunately also struggles feebly to raise laughs or interest. Only Hawn's well-known charm allows it to skate by on very thin ice. Goldie's gotta be a contender for an actress who's done so much in her career with very little quality material at her disposal...


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