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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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There are two sides to every relationship... Don't trust either of them. See more »

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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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[Kevin and Julia are talking in front of a group of junior high school students]
Female Student: Is there much interaction between the two campaings? I mean, between Democrats and Republicans?
Kevin: [to Julia] Ah, I believe this is your area.
Julia: Uh, it's discouraged for campaigns to interact. For instance, if one speechwriter were to date another, they might reveal something crucial about the campaign. Some campaigns have spies for just this purpose, whose job it is to follow the speechwriter, and to seduce her--
Kevin: --Or ...
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)
Written by Domenico Modugno (music) and Franco Migliacci (lyrics)
English lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Although it won't leave one speechless, this is an intelligent and humorous romcom
17 July 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Julia (Geena Davis) is a longtime speechwriter, currently working on a senatorial campaign in New Mexico. Kevin (Michael Keaton) has just been hired to be the speechwriter for the opposing candidate. Both are insomniacs. Late one night, they connect at the hotel shop counter where they are both reaching for a bottle of sleeping pills. Sparks fly furiously. Neither knows the other's occupation. But, how long will it be before this big secret is revealed? And, isn't Julia engaged to a hotshot international correspondent anyway? This is a cute movie in a cactus setting. Davis and Keaton are funny and believable as the ace writers. A scene where they speak/duel before a group of school children is priceless. The supporting cast is nice, the script is quite good, and the costumes and scenery more than adequate. And, yes, the movie has some good messages about politics, wolves in sheeps clothing, and true believers. Although it won't leave anyone speechless, this intelligent, humorous love story delights its target audience very well.


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