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Walk the Talk (2000)

A well-meaning but misguided talent agent uses his paraplegic girlfriend's government compensation to fund his quest to resurrect a faded club singer's career.


Shirley Barrett


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Credited cast:
Salvatore Coco ... Joey Grasso
Sacha Horler Sacha Horler ... Bonita
Nikki Bennett ... Nikki Raye
Carter Edwards Carter Edwards ... Marty Raye
Robert Coleby ... Pastor Bob
Skye Wansey ... Barbara Jacobs-Alsop
John Burgess John Burgess ... Rex Hanna
Jon English ... Phil Wehner
Nicki Wendt Nicki Wendt ... Linda Mundell
David Franklin ... Trevor Whitney
Bille Brown Bille Brown ... Barry
Joe Bugner Joe Bugner ... Senior Bouncer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristina Andersen Kristina Andersen ... Marty's Waitress
Francesca Arakelian Francesca Arakelian ... Real Estate Agent
Jonathan Atherton Jonathan Atherton ... Reporter


A well-meaning but misguided talent agent uses his paraplegic girlfriend's government compensation to fund his quest to resurrect a faded club singer's career.

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15 March 2001 (Australia) See more »


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11 November 2007 | by HereafterSee all my reviews

Shirley Barrett has a way of hooking into personality quirks and waving them about shamelessly on a silver screen to brilliant effect. Walk the talk is no exception. Consistently amusing and occasionally, absolutely hilarious. The "dinomyte, sorry, "dynamite" scene has to be one of the most beautifully setup, laugh out loud hilarious sequences I have seen in many years. Walk the talk is ultimately an insightful and oddly sensitive look at the ground dwellers of the entertainment industry, people desperate and aching for that big break but are doomed to mediocrity.

Maybe because Salvatore Coco's character, the affectionately annoying Joey Grasso was so strong and omnipresent throughout the story that it made the experience less rich than Shirley Barrett's first feature 'Love Serenade', but Walk the Talk is well worth seeing and has the director's signature plot diversions and observations that make it art.

And hey, for those of you that have seen it, Joey Grasso has not given up yet- www.nikkibennett.com :)

7 out of 10

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