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Sweet Talker (1991)

PG | | Comedy | 10 May 1991 (USA)
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A sweet-talking con man starts to turn his life around when he falls in love in this family oriented comedy.

Director:

Michael Jenkins

Writers:

Bryan Brown (story), Tony Morphett (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Brown ... Harry Reynolds
Karen Allen ... Julie Maguire
Justin Rosniak Justin Rosniak ... David Maguire
Chris Haywood ... Gerald Bostock
Bill Kerr ... 'Uncle' Cec
Bruce Spence ... Norman Foster
Bruce Myles Bruce Myles ... Mayor Jim Scraper
Paul Chubb ... Billy
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Giles
Don Barker Don Barker ... Sgt. Watts
Bruno Lucia Bruno Lucia ... Mr. Thomas
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin ... Larsen
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Harold Lewis
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... Bluey
Brian McDermott Brian McDermott ... Officer
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Storyline

Con artist Harry Reynolds is released from prison armed with his partners research for a new scam. Harry heads for the dying town of Beachport near the coast of Australia where he cons the locals into investing big bucks into his scam (the recovery of an old ship and the building of a theme park). Complications arise when Harry falls for the local hotel owner Julie and her young son David. Written by Anonymous

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Harry Reynolds could talk the stripes off a zebra and the smile off a Cheshire cat. But this time he's in over his head. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence, mild language, brief mild sensuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film, which mainly shot in Beachport, South Australia and its environs, which featured notable sandy dunes, featured actor Bruce Spence, who had around five years earlier starred in another South Australia shot film, Werner Herzog's Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) ("Where the Green Ants Dream"), which had shot mainly in the Coober Pedy, South Australia environs, which also featured sand, but notable sandy desert. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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Boomtown
Written and Performed by Richard Thompson
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Harmless Fun
5 December 2001 | by glgioiaSee all my reviews

Yup, its a total remake of the Music Man sans the Music with land speculation taking the place of musical instruments. I dont think the creators would ever deny that. But there's nothing sinister in that is there? The movie is very light, enjoyable and refreshingly wholesome. It is well acted, directed and filmed. Good triumphs over evil, the guy gets the girl and everyone lives happily ever after. If you want to criticize the overused theme, ok, but in this case you cant knock the execution. Sometimes, its nice to just sit and watch a well made movie without being shocked distrubed or provoked. Give this one a try.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confidence See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$258,105, 12 May 1991

Gross USA:

$382,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$382,510
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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