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Duets (2000)

A professional karaoke hustler reconnects with his daughter and a bored suburban businessman turns outlaw karaoke singer, among other plotlines.

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Tulsa Bartender
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Sales Guy
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Ralph Beckerman
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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 | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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15 September 2000 (USA)  »

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A dúo  »

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Box Office

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,002,588, 17 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,734,235, 29 October 2000
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Brad Pitt was originally signed on to play the role of Billy Hannan, but after his engagement to Gwyneth Paltrow was called off, he dropped out of the movie. This also cause filming to be delayed from its original start date of September 1997. See more »

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Right before Billy's (ex) girlfriend leaves the bar, Suzy's beer is almost full. She takes the beer with her when she moves to Billy's other side. She never takes a drink from the beer but it is empty when she leaves the bar. All of this takes place in about 2 minutes. 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 Destiny (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Free Bird
Written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant
Produced by Larry Klein and Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
Performed by Arnold McCuller
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A little perfection
23 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film brings some great things to it, actually 3 things- Paul Giamatti's performance, Huey Lewis's performance and every good singing person who (besides Lewis) surprised me with they're talents. Overall, the karaoke scenes overshadow the dramatic trio of tales (except for the free bird story with Giamatti and Andre Braugher) which is unfair because the talent on stage is somewhat better than the acting (Maria Bello is pretty damn sexy though). Overall, it's fair, more of a chick flick to say. B


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