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Sweet Talker (1991)

PG | | Comedy | 10 May 1991 (USA)
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A sweet-talking con man starts to turn his life around when he falls in love in this family oriented comedy.

Director:

Michael Jenkins

Writers:

Bryan Brown (story), Tony Morphett (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Brown ... Harry Reynolds
Karen Allen ... Julie Maguire
Justin Rosniak Justin Rosniak ... David Maguire
Chris Haywood ... Gerald Bostock
Bill Kerr ... 'Uncle' Cec
Bruce Spence ... Norman Foster
Bruce Myles Bruce Myles ... Mayor Jim Scraper
Paul Chubb ... Billy
Peter Hehir Peter Hehir ... Giles
Don Barker Don Barker ... Sgt. Watts
Bruno Lucia Bruno Lucia ... Mr. Thomas
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin ... Larsen
Andrew S. Gilbert Andrew S. Gilbert ... Harold Lewis
Gary Waddell Gary Waddell ... Bluey
Brian McDermott Brian McDermott ... Officer
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Storyline

Con artist Harry Reynolds is released from prison armed with his partners research for a new scam. Harry heads for the dying town of Beachport near the coast of Australia where he cons the locals into investing big bucks into his scam (the recovery of an old ship and the building of a theme park). Complications arise when Harry falls for the local hotel owner Julie and her young son David. Written by Anonymous

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Harry Reynolds could talk the stripes off a zebra and the smile off a Cheshire cat. But this time he's in over his head. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence, mild language, brief mild sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confidence See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$258,105, 12 May 1991

Gross USA:

$382,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$382,510
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the vacation lodgings house run by Julie Maguire (Karen Allen) was the "Carinya Guesthouse". See more »

Connections

References Dragnet (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Water
Written by Jimmy Holiday, Jackie DeShannon, Randall Meyers (as Randy Meyers)
Performed by Gene Watson
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By arrangement with Cema Special Markets
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A very poor remake of "The Music Man"
11 September 1999 | by lore-5See all my reviews

There are no musical numbers (save Richard Thompson's very good but sadly misused soundtrack), and it doesn't take place in Iowa. But the story of a charming conman who sells a small town a bill of goods and then feels badly about it rings very familiar, complete with blundering yokels, unwanted echoes of the conman's past, and even a cute Opie-esque little boy. The movie does not, however, contain significant amounts of charm, inventiveness, or character. Don't bother.


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