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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 <>

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

15 September 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A dúo  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,002,588 (USA) (15 September 2000)


$4,734,235 (USA) (27 October 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

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The frequent flyer card that Todd Woods tries to use miles at hotels with in this film is a TWA Aviators Platinum card. See more »


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 »


Todd Woods: I can't go back to who I was. I'm different now. I sing.
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References Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) See more »


Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
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This movie is precious. It grows on you and won't go away.
10 January 2007 | by (Naples, Florida) – See all my reviews

I admit it -- I'm a total sucker for this movie for all of the right reasons, and some of the wrong ones (like, it's very touching to me that Bruce Paltrow made this movie with his daughter Gwyneth and died a year or so later). Having Huey Lewis in the movie and singing a few of his monster hits is a plus all by itself, and it turns out he can actually act decently. The Paul Giamatti - Andre Braugher duo, both in terms of plot, their excellent acting, and their blow-you-away singing performance, is something I never tire of seeing, and I've watched this movie five times and have it on disk. The plot is superficially pedestrian but actually very engaging and psychologically legitimate despite the displays of craziness by the characters. People do get crazy and do that kind of stuff. As for Gwyneth Paltrow, there seems to be no role she can't get into and occupy with beautiful effect.

This was never intended to be a Great Movie. It was a nice little story, made into a very fine, charming, stick-to-your memory movie with talent oozing out the corners. People who rate it mediocre are just not seeing the pearl for the oyster.

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