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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
Justin Rosniak ...
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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The man with the mouth has just become the talk of the town. 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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The name of the vacation lodgings house run by Julie Maguire (Karen Allen) was the "Carinya Guesthouse". See more »

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References Dragnet (1951) 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 warm and enjoyable romantic comedy
30 June 2008 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A lovely film that appears to have been quite overlooked. I had never heard of it before, but having just recently discovered it, this warm and funny movie is a diamond in the rough. The story is familiar, but well done, with beautiful location scenes and memorable characters. Karen Allen is radiant in this, and the film is worth watching even if only for her enjoyable romantic comedy turn. Bryan Brown is convincing as a the con man who just might be persuaded to change his stripes, and has great chemistry with both Allen and young Justin Rosniak, playing her son. Themes of love, redemption and family all factor into the story, making it suitable for family viewing. An enjoyable, if oft-overlooked film.


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