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Duets (2000)

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A professional karaoke hustler reconnects with his daughter and a bored suburban businessman turns outlaw karaoke singer, among other plotlines.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ronny Jackson
Carol Alexander ... Beth the Hostess
... Tulsa Bartender
... Ricky Dean
Amanda Kravat ... Redhead
... Todd Woods
Ian Robison ... Sales Guy
... Sales Guy
... Sales Guy
... Billy
Tom Bougers ... Desk Sergeant
... Harriet Gahagan
Angie Phillips ... Arlene
... Ralph Beckerman
Erika von Tagen ... Julie (as Erika Von Tagen)
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Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. There's the struggling singer who dreams of making it to the big time, a frustrated salesman who ends up on an unexpected road trip, the dysfunctional family performers which includes a con-artist and his long lost daughter, and an escaped convict with the voice of an angel. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off. Written by <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

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Six lost souls in search of a little harmony. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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15 September 2000 (USA)  »

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A dúo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,002,588, 17 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,734,235, 29 October 2000
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1.85 : 1
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This was the only time Gwyneth Paltrow and her father Bruce Paltrow worked together on a filmed project. See more »

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(at around 16 mins) Todd Woods says that "Shell Island Sea Turtles" are the "oldest living amphibians in North America." Turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. See more »

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Suzi Loomis: I'm gonna be the only major thing that has happened to you in your life, and you're gonna be jerking off to my memory on your goddamned death bed!
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References Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) See more »

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Cruisin'
Written by Smokey Robinson and Marvin Tarplin
Produced by Larry Klein
Performed by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis
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This movie is precious. It grows on you and won't go away.
10 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I admit it -- I'm a total sucker for this movie for all of the right reasons, and some of the wrong ones (like, it's very touching to me that Bruce Paltrow made this movie with his daughter Gwyneth and died a year or so later). Having Huey Lewis in the movie and singing a few of his monster hits is a plus all by itself, and it turns out he can actually act decently. The Paul Giamatti - Andre Braugher duo, both in terms of plot, their excellent acting, and their blow-you-away singing performance, is something I never tire of seeing, and I've watched this movie five times and have it on disk. The plot is superficially pedestrian but actually very engaging and psychologically legitimate despite the displays of craziness by the characters. People do get crazy and do that kind of stuff. As for Gwyneth Paltrow, there seems to be no role she can't get into and occupy with beautiful effect.

This was never intended to be a Great Movie. It was a nice little story, made into a very fine, charming, stick-to-your memory movie with talent oozing out the corners. People who rate it mediocre are just not seeing the pearl for the oyster.


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