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Senator Norris


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


$26,300,000 (USA)

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(as Dolby Stereo® in selected cinemas)


(Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of a number of movies made during the 1980s that looked at Middle Eastern politics and/or the Israeli-Palestine conflict. The films included Protocol (1984), The Soldier (1982), Wrong Is Right (1982), The Delta Force (1986), Witness in the War Zone (1987), Screen Two: The Impossible Spy (1987), The Glory Boys (1984), Hanna K. (1983) and The Little Drummer Girl (1984). See more »


In the scene where Sunny Davis realizes she's been duped and the protest begins, she is wearing a skirt and heels. As she runs up the stairs and onto the roof, she's wearing sneakers. When they escape, she's in heels again. See more »


Sunny Davis: I'm not yelling, I'm just speaking distinctly!
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Closing credits: For you, Dad Love, Kink See more »


Featured in Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006) See more »


Performed by Sheena Easton
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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Predictable Star Vehicle
24 October 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

What does the " Executive producer " do in a movie . If I remember correctly it's the person who raised the financial backing to make the movie . You might notice in a great number of movies starring Sean Connery that he is also the executive producer which meant Connery himself raised the money since he is a major player . Unfortunately it should also be pointed out that a great number of movies " starring Sean Connery were solely made because he managed to raise the money since he's a major Hollywood player , it's usually an indication that when the credits read that the executive producer and the star of the movie are one and the same the movie itself is nothing more than a star vehicle with the story/screenplay not being up to scratch

PROTOCOL follows the saga of one Sunny Davis a kooky bimboesque cocktail waitress who saves a visiting dignitary and as a reward gets made a top diplomat . Likely ? As things progress Ms Davis ( Who has problems being able to string two sentences together ) finds herself in more outlandish and less likely situations . When I say that PROTOCOL stars Goldie Hawn who is also the film's executive producer do you understand what I'm saying about the story/screenplay not being up to scratch ? Exactly

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