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Flawless (1999)

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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Storyline

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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Nobody's Perfect. Everybody's Flawless See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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24 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Makellos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

When Robert De Niro read the screenplay, he had only one question for Joel Schumacher: "When do we start shooting?" See more »

Quotes

Rusty Zimmerman: [singing can be heard from Rusty's open window] Yeah, gitchi gitchi ya ya da da, gitchi gitchi ya ya here, mocha chocolata ya ya...
Walt Koontz: [shouts out the window] Hey! Hei! Shut the fuckin' window or shut the fuck up!
Rusty Zimmerman: [Really fast] You shut you'r fuckin' window!
Walt Koontz: Fuckin' faggots!
Rusty Zimmerman: The gay community thanks you for your support, fucker!
Walt Koontz: Fuck you and the gay community!
Rusty Zimmerman: Fuck you and your "Lets get married, have kids and beat up the fuckin' dog" community, Fucker!
Rusty Zimmerman: [singing really loud out of the window] Go ...
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, DeNiro and Hoffman sing the "Name Song" together while staying in character. See more »

Connections

References My Left Foot (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Planet Love
Written by Bruce Roberts & Allee Willis
Performed by Taylor Dayne
Produced by Pete Lorimer & Taylor Dayne
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fun, poignant, with great performances
7 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on a plane and thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly the performance of Philip Seymour Hoffmann whom I found spectacular as a lonely, vulnerable, witty drag queen reaching out to recent stroke victim, homophobic DeNiro. The two of them were marvelous - and the end of the film had an outtake of Hoffmann and DeNiro practicing "The Name Game" that alone was worth the entire movie. There were certainly stereotypes among the minor characters but the plot was good and so was the acting. My acting teacher used to describe plays/films like "Virginia Wolff" as love stories. Using his criteria of two people coming together, sharing experiences and touching each other's hearts - Flawless certainly qualifies as an atypical love story.


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