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Protocol (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 21 December 1984 (USA)
The US needs to convince the visiting emir Khala'ad of Othar to allow an American military base in his strategic realm. Clueless nightclub waitress Sunny Ann Davis accidentally spots and ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Ross

Writers:

Buck Henry (screenplay), Charles Shyer (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Sunny
Chris Sarandon ... Michael Ransome
Richard Romanus ... Emir
Andre Gregory ... Nawaf Al Kabeer (as André Gregory)
Gail Strickland ... Mrs. St. John
Cliff De Young ... Hilley
Keith Szarabajka ... Crowe
Ed Begley Jr. ... Hassler
James Staley ... Vice President Merck
Kenneth Mars ... Lou
Jean Smart ... Ella
Maria O'Brien ... Donna
Joel Brooks ... Ben
Grainger Hines ... Jerry
Kenneth McMillan ... Senator Norris
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Storyline

The US needs to convince the visiting emir Khala'ad of Othar to allow an American military base in his strategic realm. Clueless nightclub waitress Sunny Ann Davis accidentally spots and stops a terrorist shooting at the president and his royal guest. Her naive comments charm the press, so the State Department recruits her for its Protocol. She falls in love with charming Middle East desk chief Michael Ransome, who resigns rather than help trick her into a 'contact mission' to Othar, where the emir's plan with her unexpectedly stirs a revolution. Written by KGF Vissers

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There's something funny going on in Washington. Goldie's about to become a diplomat.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Protocolo See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$26,300,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (as Dolby Stereo® in selected cinemas)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two feature films that Herbert Ross directed that were first released during the year of 1984. The movies were Footloose (1984) and Protocol (1984), both movies having one word titles. See more »

Goofs

When Sunny walks into the office and speaks to Mrs. St. John, she is wearing a blue coat with an office of men behind them, when they turn to walk into the office her coat is off and it has changed to a different type of office full of women. See more »

Quotes

Senator Norris: Sunny, the purpose of this hearing is to find out who was responsible. If you give us a name...
Sunny Davis: No, sir, I'm sorry, I can't do that.
Senator Norris: You can't... Why not?
Sunny Davis: Because *I'm* responsible.
[crowd starts to murmur loudly]
Sunny Davis: [continues] Do you know what my dad says? He says that if you let a guy sell you a diamond ring for only ten cents, the chances are you own a diamond ring not worth a dime. Well, I bought the whole mine. I thought I was getting a free ride - or at least a real cheap one. And I really ...
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: For you, Dad Love, Kink See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Stop
Written by David Batteau (uncredited) and Danny Sembello (uncredited)
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Courtesy of A & M Records
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Only for Goldie Hawn fans
2 November 2002 | by artrorabackSee all my reviews

Protocol is an implausible movie whose only saving grace is that it stars Goldie Hawn along with a good cast of supporting actors. The story revolves around a ditzy cocktail waitress who becomes famous after inadvertently saving the life of an Arab dignitary. The story goes downhill halfway through the movie and Goldie's charm just doesn't save this movie. Unless you are a Goldie Hawn fan don't go out of your way to see this film.


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