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Protocol (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 21 December 1984 (USA)
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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Nawaf Al Kabeer (as André Gregory)
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Crowe
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Senator Norris
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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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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(Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Penultimate cinema movie written by Buck Henry. Henry's last [to date, January 2013] was Town & Country (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Sunny, while in the Middle East, runs for her life toward the OH-58 helicopter that is sitting there shut down, she appears to be 30 to 50 feet from it. By the time she reaches it and gets inside it lifts off and takes her to safety. A helicopter cannot be started and flown in a matter of a few seconds. It would probably take about 30 seconds to get it running and ready for lift off. See more »

Quotes

Sunny Davis: This is absolutely the best place to go if you're ever shot in the ass.
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Closing credits: For you, Dad Love, Kink See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hopeless Love
Written by Phil Marsh (uncredited) and Miles Sonka (uncredited)
Performed by Phil Marsh and The Hopeless Lovers
Courtesy of Folkways Records (Tri Music, Inc.)
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Fun comedy
4 January 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

"Protocol" is a hit-and-miss picture starring Goldie Hawn as a bubbly cocktail waitress who one night saves the life of a visiting Arab from an assassination attempt. The woman immediately becomes a celebrity, and gets a new job working for the U.S. Government. Will the corridors of power in our nation's capital ever be the same? Hawn is excellent as usual even though "Protocol" isn't as funny as her best film "Private Benjamin". But it's still a good movie, and I did laugh alot.

*** (out of four)


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