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Protocol (1984)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  21 December 1984 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 rather resigns then 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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21 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Protocolo  »

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$26,300,000 (USA)
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Penultimate cinema movie written by Buck Henry'. Henry's last [to date, January 2013] was Town & Country (2001). 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 »

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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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Get By Purely On Hawn's Personality And Charisma
27 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragraph: Sunny Ann Davis (Goldie Hawn) is a ditzy blonde who works as a cocktail waitress in Washington, D.C. She rents a room in the home of a gay couple, has a lousy love life and drives a rust bucket of a car that she cannot afford to repair. When she prevents the assassination of The President and a visiting Arab emir and winds up a national heroine.

Only Goldie Hawn could have played this role. It would not have worked with a different actress. It's Hawn's charm that totally carries this movie.

John Ratzenberger really made me laugh in his one scene as a security guard, whilst bonus points must go to any fans who spot an uncredited Chevy Chase as a doctor (Not the one who does the operation) who looks at Goldie Hawn ass and says "Beautiful, just beautiful" to which a heavily medicated Hawn just replies "Thanks"

As a "Married With Children" fan it was fun to spot Amanda Bearse (Marcy) as a soap opera actress.


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