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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
Bruce Myles ...
Mayor Jim Scraper
Paul Chubb ...
Billy
Peter Hehir ...
Giles
Don Barker ...
Sgt. Watts
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Mr. Thomas
Benjamin Franklin ...
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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10 May 1991 (USA)  »

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$382,510 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Taylor Hackford acted as executive producer on this picture. When Sweet Talker (1991) was filmed in 1989, Rachel Ward, the wife of the film's star Bryan Brown, had recently starred in Hackford's Against All Odds (1984) about five years earlier. See more »

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References Gojira (1954) See more »

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To Hang a Dream On
Written and Performed by Richard Thompson
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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A very poor remake of "The Music Man"
11 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are no musical numbers (save Richard Thompson's very good but sadly misused soundtrack), and it doesn't take place in Iowa. But the story of a charming conman who sells a small town a bill of goods and then feels badly about it rings very familiar, complete with blundering yokels, unwanted echoes of the conman's past, and even a cute Opie-esque little boy. The movie does not, however, contain significant amounts of charm, inventiveness, or character. Don't bother.


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