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Flawless (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  24 November 1999 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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Also Known As:

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$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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Robert De Niro's face would sometimes ache for days after tensing his jaw to speak in his post-stroke scenes. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Zimmerman: You're a big hero, you know.
Walt Koontz: I'm not a big hero, I'm... I'm scared.
Rusty Zimmerman: Well, what could you be scared of, huh? What's the worst fear, that you'll fall in the street? That someone'll make fun of you? I mean, what?
Walt Koontz: That no one will want to sleep with me anymore.
Rusty Zimmerman: Guess what, somebody won't.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References All in the Family (1971) See more »

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Tasha's Song
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Awesome Acting 101
16 January 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

I am sorry to say that I saw this movie for the first time today. You know they say hind sight is 20/20. I remember when the previews for the movie were out and I thought that looks like a really great movie. It was an incredible movie.

De Niro is exceptional as the homophobic former hero cop with a speech impediment due to a stroke. Hoffman is wonderful as the singing drag queen. The chemistry between the characters is true to life and heartfelt. When they come together, we see that their dissimilar lives are not so dissimilar at all. They are both overcoming some of the same trials and tribulations just over different things. They develop an amazing bond that will help them through the tough times.

A Flawlessly Beautiful Movie.


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