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Speechless (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 December 1994 (USA)
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Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides.

Director:

Ron Underwood

Writer:

Robert King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Kevin Vallick
Geena Davis ... Julia Mann
Christopher Reeve ... Bob Freed
Bonnie Bedelia ... Annette
Ernie Hudson ... Dan Ventura
Charles Martin Smith ... Mike Kratz
Gailard Sartain ... Lee Cutler
Ray Baker ... Ray Garvin
Mitchell Ryan ... Lloyd Wannamaker
Willie Garson ... Dick
Paul Lazar ... Harry
Richard Poe ... Tom
Harry Shearer ... Chuck
Steven Wright ... Eddie
Jodi Carlisle ... Doris Wind
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Storyline

Meeting each other for the first time in the gift shop of the Las Cruces, New Mexico hotel where they are both staying, there is an undeniable and mutual attraction between Julia Mann and Kevin Vallick, with things they share being their insomnia and both being writers. That attraction may take a turn when they find out at an inopportune time that he is now not the television sitcom writer she believed him to be and she is now not the reporter he believed her to be, but rather they are both speechwriters for opposing candidates for the one open New Mexico senate seat, she writing for Democrat Lloyd Wannamaker, and he writing for Republican Ray Garvin. Beyond issues within their respective campaigns they may have let slip in their pillow talk, they have to decide if love and politics can mix. Their situation is further complicated by: Julia's ex-fiancé, war correspondent Robert Freed - nicknamed Baghdad Bob - trying to win her back, she who broke up with him believing he wanted a ... Written by Huggo

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Once in a lifetime, you meet that perfect, unforgetable, irresistable enemy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apenas Bons Amigos See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,969,048, 18 December 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,664,501
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DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton portrayed DC comic book superheroes on the big screen: Reeve played Superman in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987); and Michael Keaton played Batman in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). See more »

Quotes

stage direction: [While riding in back of pickup truck to get gasoline]
Julia: Is that cologne?
Kevin: Black Flag. You know, it's manly, and as you can see, not a roach in sight...
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El Dos Negro
Written by Encarnacion D. Anaya
Performed by The Mariachi 'Oro y Plata' of Pepe Chavez
Courtesy of Forlane International
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Very enjoyable
30 January 2006 | by PookyiscuteSee all my reviews

Although it won't win any awards, it's a light, cute romantic comedy that should be taken as just that. There are no twists and surprises, and unless you have an extremely weak heart, you won't pass out from tension.

Michael Keaten and Geena Davis, star as campaign speech writers who fall in love. The catch? They're speech writers for each other's opponents. Keaten for the Republican and Davis for the Democrat. You can basically sum up what the movie is about, and how it will end. There are no big surprises, and although these kinds of movies aren't normally my taste, I love this one. It has a certain quality that's hard to deny and the chemistry between the two actors is always there, and is very noticeable.

I would recommend the film the anyone. It's light-hearted and sweet. A great watch.


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