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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 »

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Nawaf Al Kabeer (as André Gregory)
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Crowe
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Senator Norris
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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.

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21 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Protocolo  »

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$26,300,000 (USA)
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(as Dolby Stereo® in selected cinemas)

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(Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of movies made during the 1980s that looked at Middle Eastern politics and/or the Israeli-Palestine conflict. The films included Protocol (1984), The Soldier (1982), Wrong Is Right (1982), The Delta Force (1986), Deadline (1987), Screen Two: The Impossible Spy (1987), The Glory Boys (1984), Hanna K. (1983) and The Little Drummer Girl (1984). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sunny Davis realizes she's been duped and the protest begins, she is wearing a skirt and heels. As she runs up the stairs and onto the roof, she's wearing sneakers. When they escape, she's in heels again. See more »

Quotes

Sunny Davis: This is absolutely the best place to go if you're ever shot in the ass.
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Closing credits: For you, Dad Love, Kink See more »

Connections

Featured in Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006) See more »

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Strut
Written by Charlie Dore (uncredited) and Julian Littman (uncredited)
Performed by Sheena Easton
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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Solid Goldie!
30 May 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Sunny, a cocktail waitress in the D.C. area, is a bit dim, to put in mildly. She drives an old clunker and rents a tiny room from a gay male couple. However, she saves the life of a prominent Arab, by taking a bullet in the behind that was meant for the official. She charms the national press with her zany remarks and her sweet looks. Sniffing an opportunity, Presidential aides get her installed in the protocol department for the U.S. government. Even then, she messes things up at times, but she tries hard and learns a lot. She even grabs the romantic attention of a State department official. But, is there another sinister plot in the making, involving an Arab man who wishes to take another wife? A blonde one? LOL, LOL, LOL. This movie features Goldie as pretty as a picture and as dumb "as a fox", as they say. Sunny learns her way around the jungle of the U.S. government very, very well. She even has important things to say about honesty and the lack of it in her protocol surroundings. Perhaps, the Arab community would be less than thrilled with this work, but for those who like to laugh, rent this today.


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