An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

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Walt Koontz, a homophobic guy, ends up with paralyzed vocal cords because of an unfortunate stroke. His therapy includes receiving singing lessons from a neighbor who is not only openly flamboyant but also a pre-op transgenderist. Both of them are equally prejudiced; Koontz against homosexuals and the neighbor against close-minded straight people. Written by Rob Reser - The Movie Kid - <moviekid@filmspot.com>

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They couldn't like each other less or need each other more. See more »

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Rated R for pervasive language and strong violence | See all certifications »

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24 November 1999 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,590,155 (USA) (26 November 1999)

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$4,485,485 (USA) (3 March 2000)
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Trivia

The line "I'm more of a man than you'll ever be and more of a woman than you'll ever get" was first uttered by Antonio Fargas as 'Lindy' in Car Wash (1976). See more »

Quotes

Rusty Zimmerman: [opens door] Oh let me guesss, a Jehovah's Witness?
Walt Koontz: I was wondering, uh if I could pay you for singing lessons?
Rusty Zimmerman: Oh hahaha, oh, honey,
[sudden serious voice]
Rusty Zimmerman: I'd rather suck Hitler's dead dick.
[slams door]
Walt Koontz: [shouts through door] I bet you already did!
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During the credits, DeNiro and Hoffman sing the "Name Song" together while staying in character. See more »

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Features New Moon (1940) See more »

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Ashley's Song
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definitely.. an under-rated movie.
27 March 2001 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Flawless is the best movie Schumacher has ever done, when i first heard the plot, and the the bad reviews this movie got, i thought it was going to be a bad movie... anyways i saw it just because I'm a big fan of Mr.DeNiro, and believe me folks, this is a really good movie... with flawless performances... Robert DeNiro as a cop who had a stroke and couldn't move half of his body... well done... and Philip Seymour Hoffman as a transvestite who gave DeNiro singing lessons so he could recover himself of the stroke... this was also a great performance... i mean he could get to Mr.DeNiro's acting level in this film... this boy has a big future... he has already co-stared movies with actors like of course Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino (Scent of a woman), Tom Cruise (Magnolia) etc... of course this is his best performance... and yet the academy did not even nominate them for the academy award nor the film nor DeNiro or Hoffman... anyways... this is a two hour worthy movie... with a good plot, good sense of humor and flawless performances... so don't get yourself lead by others reviews and see it... you'll enjoy it. my rating 9/10.


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