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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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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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There are two sides to every relationship... Don't trust either of them. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »
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Inspired by the real-life relationship between James Carville and Mary Mataline. Unlike their film counterparts, Carville is a Democrat who worked for Bill Clinton's campaign, while Matalin is a conservative Republican who worked for George H.W. Bush. See more »

Quotes

[They are talking on the phone]
Julia: My old boyfriend had a tattoo, on the inside of his lip. Wanna guess what it said?
Kevin: Uh, "How am I driving? Call 1-800" and then a number? Did he have a really big lip? Was it Mick Jagger?
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The Loneliest
Written by Beth Hooker, Randy Sharp
Performed by Rabdy Sharp
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co.
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Cute silly movie
7 August 2005 | by andrescardenasgSee all my reviews

When now a days the only news one hears are tragic and when going to the movies is basically to see violence and sex, it is always refreshing to see a cute silly movie that allows you to smile and spend an hour and a half without suffering through its plot. This movie, in my opinion, carries a little bit of several styles of comedy: situations that make it funny and the use of lines where you have to interpret what they are saying in order for them to make sense and allow you to smile. This movie is very local, in the sense that you have to be a native English speaking person to really understand many of the intended meanings of the dialogues. Any way it is a well spent 90 minutes of your time to relax a little and follow it through with interest. For Spanish speaking viewers, the background song: NO SE TU makes it very worthwhile to watch/hear.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 December 1994 (USA) See more »

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Speechless 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

Gross USA:

$20,667,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,667,959
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DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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