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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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Cast

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Nawaf Al Kabeer (as André Gregory)
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Mrs. St. John
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Hilley (as Cliff DeYoung in opening credits)
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Crowe
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Hassler
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Lou
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Ella
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Donna
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Jerry
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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  »

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 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 »

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

I Feel For You
Performed by Chaka Khan
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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