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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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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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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: [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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Miracle Worker (1962) See more »

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Tasha's Song
Written by Joel Schumacher, Bruce Roberts & Rory Cochrane
Performed by Rory Cochrane
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Powerhouse Performances Pack a Punch
22 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the film itself certainly has it's shortcomings, Philip Seymour Hoffman's performance embodies the film's title. While a lesser actor would have taken the role of Rusty as a caricature of gay and transgender stereotypes, Hoffman performs the role with deep sensitivity and respect for the trials of someone living a misunderstood life. Robert De Niro is also believable as a gritty police officer recovering from a stroke.

The most powerful thing about this film is that it doesn't gloss over stereotypes, but still makes the viewer feel compassion for both characters. Deniro's cop goes through a huge transformation from homophobe to someone who learns the value of people whom he may not fully understand, and does so with a delicate, nuanced touch.

I love this movie, even if only for the scene with Hoffman talking to the Log Cabin Republican about their own bias against more flamboyant gays. It's powerful and true, and one of the only films to address the issue, even if only briefly.


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