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Sweet Talker (1991)

PG | | Comedy | 10 May 1991 (USA)
A sweet-talking con man starts to turn his life around when he falls in love in this family oriented comedy.

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Harry Reynolds
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Julie Maguire
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David Maguire
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Gerald Bostock
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'Uncle' Cec
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Norman Foster
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Mayor Jim Scraper
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Peter Hehir ...
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Larsen
Andrew S. Gilbert ...
Harold Lewis
Gary Waddell ...
Bluey
Brian McDermott ...
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Con artist Harry Reynolds is released from prison armed with his partners research for a new scam. Harry heads for the dying town of Beachport near the coast of Australia where he cons the locals into investing big bucks into his scam (the recovery of an old ship and the building of a theme park). Complications arise when Harry falls for the local hotel owner Julie and her young son David. Written by Anonymous

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Harry Reynolds could talk the stripes off a zebra and the smile off a Cheshire cat. But this time he's in over his head. See more »

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Rated PG for mild violence, mild language, brief mild sensuality | See all certifications »
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$382,510 (USA)
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Sweet Talker (1991) was the third South Australian film where actor Bryan Brown, played, at least for a time, a prison inmate. The earlier pictures, which had both debuted in the same 1980 year, had been Breaker Morant (1980), where Brown's character had been imprisoned in a military prison, which was portrayed by the Redruth Gaol in Burra, South Australia, and Stir (1980), which had filmed at the Gladstone Jail in Gladstone, South Australia, which portrayed that film's fictional "Gatunga Gaol". Though mainly filmed in Beachport in the same South Australian state in Australia, the actual opening correction facility exterior scenes in Sweet Talker (1991) were actually filmed at the Long Bay Gaol in Sydney, New South Wales in Australia. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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I Cried for You
Written by Gus Arnheim, Abe Lyman, Arthur Freed
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By arrangement with Cema Special Markets
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Sweet Talker delivers on its promise of sweetness!
22 April 2005 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Harry (Bryan Brown)is just getting out of prison and was savvy enough to steal another inmate's plan for making money. The scheme involves going to a smaller town on the ocean and talking up big plans to convert the area to an amusement park. People of the community then would invest their own money to benefit the economy and themselves. The con man says sayonara and makes off with the dough. Harry finds what he feels is the perfect village to dupe. However, the boarding house he takes residence in has an attractive female owner (Karen Allen) with a son but no husband. Can Harry conduct his business without any complications? This darling movie is such a joy. The relationship between Harry and the young son of the boarding house owner is nicely drawn. There are also funny locals, beautiful scenery, a nice romance, and good messages to experience. Sweet talk someone special into watching this film with you. You will laugh, tear-up, and sigh.


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