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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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There are two sides to every relationship... Don't trust either of them. 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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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

Gross USA:

$20,667,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,667,959
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton portrayed DC comic book superheroes on the big screen: Reeve played Superman in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987); and Michael Keaton played Batman in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). See more »

Quotes

Julia: You used me. You took the Mexico Ditch! You never even heard of it before!
Kevin: Of course. I didn't realize you had a copyright on a ditch. What other forces of nature are yours?
Julia: I will keep this simple. I. Me. This person in front of you. I do not. Not. The international symbol for "no". I do not want you near me again!
Kevin: Hey. Wait, wait, wait. Wait a minute. So are we still on for midnight?
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Wake 2 Life
Written by Joseph Fusco
Performed by Standing People
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Good acting ruined by bad writing
6 October 1999 | by Screen-7See all my reviews

Despite some decent acting by the leads (Davis and Keaton) and even the supporting cast, they couldn't do much with this dud. I think the script was mostly to blame although one wonders how the director let such lame material make it to the screen.

Someone should cast Davis and Keaton together in a well-written romantic comedy -- they looked good together and can even pull off some funny physical comedy.


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