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Duets (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  24 November 2000 (Italy)
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A professional karaoke hustler reconnects with his daughter and a bored suburban businessman turns outlaw karaoke singer, among other plotlines.

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Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. There's the struggling singer who dreams of making it to the big time, a frustrated salesman who ends up on an unexpected road trip, the dysfunctional family performers which includes a con-artist and his long lost daughter, and an escaped convict with the voice of an angel. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off. Written by <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

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Six lost souls in search of a little harmony. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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24 November 2000 (Italy)  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£92,746 (UK) (17 November 2000)

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ESP 12,657,983 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

In the hotel scene with Scott Speedman and Maria Bello, Scott sits with his shirt off. We see him wearing a gold necklace with a Broken Heart pendant hanging on it; it is the other half of Gwyneth's necklace, the one she claims her father gave her on her 3rd birthday. This is never explained in the movie. See more »

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Towards the end of the movie, when Todd Woods and his wife are sitting on the empty stage, she brings him coffee. One minute the coffee and cigarettes are in his hand and in the next shot, just the cigarettes are there. He never set down the coffee. See more »

Quotes

Todd Woods: I can't go back to who I was. I'm different now. I sing.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Val Kilmer/U2 (2000) See more »

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What Have You Done For Me Lately
Written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Performed by Dan Joffre
Vocal Tracks produced by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
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Wonderful! Charming, uplifting, and real. The beautiful music is a bonus...
21 September 2000 | by (Was UK Now US) – See all my reviews

Excellent! "Duets" is definitely outside of what I had expected it to be... it is outside of the only-on-it-for-the-money, watch-the-weekend-grosses Hollywood sell-out that everyone complains about. It is a wonderful story, full of surprises and charm. The characters are 3-dimensional, to be sure. Their stories are not always pretty, and certainly not predictable. I was always entertained, engrossed, and ultimately very uplifted. Huey lewis could make it as an actor, and Gwyneth Paltrow could make it as a singer, both without any gimmicky "pr" work to present them as a stunt. They, and the entire cast of unknown actors were top-notch here. The music is real, and means something to the movie, and it all meant a lot to me. Yaay "Duets"! Go see it-- it has tons of heart, and soul. You'll love it. I gave it a 10 out of 10.


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