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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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Billy
Peter Hehir ...
Giles
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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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10 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Confidence  »

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$382,510
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The film Sweet Talker (1991), whose story centers around a con man confidence trickster played by Bryan Brown, had an original working title of "Confidence". Later, an American Hollywood movie, also about a con man confidence trickster, would actually use this title [See: Confidence (2003)]. During development, pre-production, and then principal photography in 1989, Sweet Talker (1991) was known as "Confidence" right throughout the production shoot. See more »

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Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Let the Four Winds Blow
Written by David Bartholomew, Fats Domino
Performed by Fats Domino
Courtesy of EMI, a division of Capitol Records
By arrangement with Cema Special Markets
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Harmless Fun
5 December 2001 | by 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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