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Herbert Ross (1984)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This is hardly A-grade Goldie Hawn, but a charming enough comedy all the same. She plays, unsurprisingly, a dizzy blonde, thrown into the world of intrigue in Washington when she saves the life of a Middle Eastern politician. The engaging cast (including Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus and Ed Begley Jr) struggles valiantly with an uneven script from writer Buck Henry, in which the satirical jabs are rather too heavy-handed. But director Herbert Ross puts sufficient energy into his task to paper over the creative cracks.


A scatterbrained cocktail waitress is offered a high-ranking diplomatic post after inadvertently saving a Middle Eastern emir's life. She is blissfully unaware she is merely a pawn in a political game, as the government wishes to build a military base in the emir's country - but in return, he wants her to be his latest wife. Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon and Ed Begley Jr.

Cast & Crew

Sunny Davis Goldie Hawn
Michael Ransome Chris Sarandon
Hassler Ed Begley Jr
Emir of Ohtar Richard Romanus
Nawaf Al Kabeer Andre Gregory
Mrs St John Gail Strickland
Hilley Cliff De Young
Lou Kenneth Mars
Senator Norris Kenneth McMillan
Director Herbert Ross
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains some swearing. Available on: Available on video


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