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Speechless (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 December 1994 (USA)
Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides.

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Kevin Vallick
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Julia Mann
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Bob 'Bagdad' Freed
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Annette
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Ventura
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Kratz
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Cutler
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Garvin
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Wannamaker (as Mitch Ryan)
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Dick
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Harry
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Tom
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Chuck
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Eddie
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Doris Wind
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Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides.

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Once in a lifetime, you meet that perfect, unforgetable, irresistable enemy. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »
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16 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Apenas Bons Amigos  »

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$20,664,501 (USA)
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Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton both portrayed DC comic book superheroes on the big screen: Reeve played Clark Kent / Superman in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) while Michael Keaton played Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). See more »

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Julia: You used me. You took the Mexico Ditch! You never even heard of it before!
Kevin: Of course. I didn't realize you had a copyright on a ditch. What other forces of nature are yours?
Julia: I will keep this simple. I. Me. This person in front of you. I do not. Not. The international symbol for "no". I do not want you near me again!
Kevin: Hey. Wait, wait, wait. Wait a minute. So are we still on for midnight?
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House of Love (The Classic Philly Soul Mix)
Written by Greg Barnhill, Kenny Greenberg and Wally Wilson
Produced by Keith Thomas
Additional production and remix by Phil Nicolo with Mark Mazzetti
Performed by Amy Grant, Vince Gill
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc and MCA Records
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The Vidiot Reviews...
22 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Speechless

Being a speechwriter must be very erotic, since you have to imagine your audience not wearing any clothes.

However, the only people that the speechwriters in this romantic-comedy want to see nude are each other.

Two insomniac writers, Kevin (Michael Keaton) and Julia (Geena Davis), form a sexual relationship during sleepless nights at an all-night diner.

Solidifying their relationship based on the knowledge that each other is in the writing profession, both are later stunned when they find out that they are being pitted against each other on either side of a heated political battle.

Matters are made worse when Julia's old flame, a hotshot war correspondent (Christopher Reeve), returns.

A sharply written love story that encompasses two strange bedfellows, Speechless delivers both bipartisan belly laughs and relevant musings on working relationships.

And while dating a rival speechwriter sounds hot, flirting through the elderly male candidates could get awkward. (Yellow Light)

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