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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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The latest "Dirty Rotten Scoundrel" to hit town is up to his neck in trouble ! 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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According to Scott Murray in the book "Australian Film 1978-1994", this picture "...was mostly shot in 1989, but was in post-production for years. Some scenes were partially re-shot and the script reworked". 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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Harmless Fun
5 December 2001 | by (Malltown) – See all my reviews

Yup, its a total remake of the Music Man sans the Music with land speculation taking the place of musical instruments. I dont think the creators would ever deny that. But there's nothing sinister in that is there? The movie is very light, enjoyable and refreshingly wholesome. It is well acted, directed and filmed. Good triumphs over evil, the guy gets the girl and everyone lives happily ever after. If you want to criticize the overused theme, ok, but in this case you cant knock the execution. Sometimes, its nice to just sit and watch a well made movie without being shocked distrubed or provoked. Give this one a try.


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