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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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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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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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Details

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the songs used in the score is widely known to Spanish speaking people, is "No sé tú", sung by Luis Miguel, a popular pop singer in Mexico. For marketing reasons, the title for the movie in Mexico was changed to "No sé tú", (I Don't Know About You). 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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Soundtracks

Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)
Written by Domenico Modugno (music) and Franco Migliacci (lyrics)
English lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Well-Written and Well-Performed....
15 November 2009 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Robert King's intelligent writing, Director Ron Underwood's eased direction & Likable Performances by Keaton & Davis make 'Speechless' a great one-time watch.

'Speechless' has a interesting plot of of two opposites attracting to each other. The protagonists face-off each other as Speech-writers. The political portions, the humorous scenes keep the proceedings alive. The climax has a good twist and penultimate scene does get a smile in your face.

If there is something that goes wrong in here, that is clearly it's slow-pace. No it's not boring at all, but yet you feel some portions could've been easily edited, especially the character of the Late Christopher Reeve.

But there's no denying that this underrated flick deserves a watch. No it doesn't leave you 'Speechles', but surely manages to entertain.


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