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Protocol (1984)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Oct 13, 1998

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Running Time
1 hour, 36 minutes

Country USA

Studio Warner Brothers

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• Protocol
• Alles tanzt nach meiner Pfeife (1984)

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Genre: Comedy, Political, Suspense, Satire, Culture Clash, Love, Spy

Tagline: There's something funny going on in Washington. Goldie's about to become a diplomat.

Plot: Goldie Hawn stars as Sunny Davis, a naive and ditsy cocktail waitress in Washington, D.C., who finds herself enmeshed in Washington foreign diplomacy when she intercepts a would-be assasin and saves the life of a very important Middle Eastern leader, the Emir (Richard Romanus). Sunny becomes an instant celebrity and national hero, gracing magazine covers and headlines throughout the nation. All this attention gets noticed by D.C. beauracrats, and they hurry to Sunny's side, eager to use her as a political pawn in an American negotiation with the powerful Emir. In exchange for Sunny's promise to marry the Emir, the United States will be permitted to build a military base in the strategically located nation. Sunny is fooled into taking a job in the protocol department, naively believing that she is qualified. She diligently navigates her new life on the inside of the political machine until the Emir and his entourage come to town and Sunny takes them out for a night on the town in her old stomping ground, with riotous results. Finally, Sunny is shipped off to the Emir's palace unaware that she has been set up and is about to become a Middle Eastern queen. What is in store for her--and eventually for the U.S. government--brings Herb Ross's charming film to an entertaining

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 Directed by
Herbert Ross
Steel Magnolias, Footloose, The Secret of My Succe$s
 Written by
Buck Henry
What's Up, Doc?, Town & Country, Candy
Nancy Meyers
Private Benjamin, I Love Trouble, Baby Boom
Goldie Hawn
Death Becomes Her, Everyone Says I Love You, The First Wives Club
Ed Begley Jr.
This Is Spinal Tap, The Accidental Tourist, Get Over It
Jean Smart
Garden State, Sweet Home Alabama, Bringing Down the House
Chris Sarandon
The Princess Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Dog Day Afternoon
Richard Romanus
Mean Streets, Point of No Return, Oscar
Andre Gregory
Demolition Man, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Mosquito Coast
Gail Strickland
The American President, When a Man Loves a Woman, The Man in the Moon
 Music By
Basil Poledouris
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