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Protocol (1984)

 -  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)  »

Also Known As:

Protocolo  »

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

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Trivia

First of two movies that Goldie Hawn made with Herbert Ross directing. The second was My Blue Heaven (1990) where Hawn did not appear but was an executive producer. Hawn both starred and exec produced in Protocol (1984). See more »

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When Sunny is in surgery, they are operating on her left buttock. When she is wheeled into her press conference she is sitting on the left and her right is the sore side. See more »

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

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Features PBS NewsHour (1975) See more »

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The Glamorous Life
Performed by Sheila E.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Cheesy stuff
19 July 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The very first scene of "Protocol" is all wrong: Goldie Hawn (again playing a sweet ditz) holds up traffic on a busy Washington, D.C. street when her car breaks down. Not only has her engine blown but she can't get out of the car because the door is also broken. Who wrote this? Buck Henry?!! Hard to believe, but it gets worse. Hawn saves a Middle Eastern leader from being assassinated and becomes the toast of the town--but only until jealous and nefarious White House insiders attempt to make her look foolish. Goldie Hawn only looks foolish when she's required to act too dippy for her age, but I cannot think of any "young" actress who could've gotten away with this role either. Early on there's a bouncy press-conference sequence with many funny lines, but too often the script is loaded down with groaners. An uncontrolled party scene near the finish brings everything to a screeching halt, with characters we don't like acting even more moronic than usual. It nearly makes "Private Benjamin" look like Shakespeare. ** from ****


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