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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 overview, first billed only:
Bryan Brown ... Harry Reynolds
Karen Allen ... Julie Maguire
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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A movie about getting in too deep. See more »

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Comedy

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

One of at least five films shot during the late 1970s through to the late 1980s in which a character was buried in sand/ground with only their head shown above ground-level. It was Scott Glenn in The Challenge (1982), whose character Rick spends five days in it. The other actors and films were various extras in Caligula (1979), Ted Danson in Creepshow (1982), Bryan Brown in the 1989 filmed Sweet Talker (1991), and David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983). See more »

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References King Kong (1933) 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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Sweet Talker delivers on its promise of sweetness!
22 April 2005 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Harry (Bryan Brown)is just getting out of prison and was savvy enough to steal another inmate's plan for making money. The scheme involves going to a smaller town on the ocean and talking up big plans to convert the area to an amusement park. People of the community then would invest their own money to benefit the economy and themselves. The con man says sayonara and makes off with the dough. Harry finds what he feels is the perfect village to dupe. However, the boarding house he takes residence in has an attractive female owner (Karen Allen) with a son but no husband. Can Harry conduct his business without any complications? This darling movie is such a joy. The relationship between Harry and the young son of the boarding house owner is nicely drawn. There are also funny locals, beautiful scenery, a nice romance, and good messages to experience. Sweet talk someone special into watching this film with you. You will laugh, tear-up, and sigh.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA) 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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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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