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Duets (2000)

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A professional karaoke hustler reconnects with his daughter and a bored suburban businessman turns outlaw karaoke singer, among other plotlines.

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Bruce Paltrow

Writer:

John Byrum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lochlyn Munro ... Ronny Jackson
Carol Alexander Carol Alexander ... Beth the Hostess
Michael J Rogers ... Tulsa Bartender (as Michael Rogers)
Huey Lewis ... Ricky Dean
Amanda Kravat Amanda Kravat ... Redhead
Paul Giamatti ... Todd Woods
Ian Robison Ian Robison ... Sales Guy
Roger Haskett ... Sales Guy
John Payne ... Sales Guy
Scott Speedman ... Billy
Tom Bougers Tom Bougers ... Desk Sergeant
Marian Seldes ... Harriet Gahagan
Angie Phillips Angie Phillips ... Arlene
Steve Oatway ... Ralph Beckerman
Erika von Tagen Erika von Tagen ... Julie (as Erika Von Tagen)
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Storyline

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. There's the struggling singer who dreams of making it to the big time, a frustrated salesman who ends up on an unexpected road trip, the dysfunctional family performers which includes a con-artist and his long lost daughter, and an escaped convict with the voice of an angel. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a blow-out sing-off. Written by <N2XFYLS@aol.com>

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Six lost souls in search of a little harmony. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A dúo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,002,588, 17 September 2000

Gross USA:

$4,739,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,620,242
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

'Maya Rudolph' and Maria Bello's first time acting together. They later appeared together in Grown Ups (2010), too. See more »

Goofs

(at around 16 mins) Todd Woods says that "Shell Island Sea Turtles" are the "oldest living amphibians in North America." Turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. See more »

Quotes

Shop Manager: How'd you like to pay for that? Cash, check, credit card?
Suzi Loomis: Uh, well, we're a little short on money right now, sir, but I'll consider it an honor and a privilege to suck your dick.
[machinery whirs over last word]
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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Gwyneth Paltrow Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Raining Men
Written by Paul Jabara and Paul Shaffer
Performed by Erin Wright, Nicole Parker (as Nicole Parker-Smith) and Marlaina Andre (as Marlaine Andre)
Vocal Tracks produced by Richard Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
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A little perfection
23 September 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

This film brings some great things to it, actually 3 things- Paul Giamatti's performance, Huey Lewis's performance and every good singing person who (besides Lewis) surprised me with they're talents. Overall, the karaoke scenes overshadow the dramatic trio of tales (except for the free bird story with Giamatti and Andre Braugher) which is unfair because the talent on stage is somewhat better than the acting (Maria Bello is pretty damn sexy though). Overall, it's fair, more of a chick flick to say. B


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