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      PG 1984 1 hr. 36 min. Comedy List
      33% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 38% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score A Washington waitress (Goldie Hawn) saves the Emir of Ohtar's (Richard Romanus) life, launching her diplomatic career and a scandal. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 30 Buy Now

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      Christopher R Not really believable but it doesn't have to be to be fun to watch. Makes me chuckle. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/15/23 Full Review Audience Member In disposition and locks, always sunny Goldie's golden Sunny struggles to understand what an African "emu" is, struggles to understand American governmental bureaucratese, and struggles to understand generic barbaric Arabic, while the audience struggles to understand what the point is. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review S R 8/25/23 - Saw it again with family and it was much better. Perhaps I was mostly enjoying the DC scene again. 2.5/5 Fun for the DC, but this is so ridiculous. 1.5/5 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent lil' movie, kinda, sorta a take off of Born Yesterday with Judy Holiday and William Holden, a CLASSIC...this is relevant now to the American People and should be watched and understood that this is REAL Life Politics as USUAL and/or UNUSUAL. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review william s A witless Private Benjamin joins the state department. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Silly but enjoyable Goldie Hawn vehicle about a cocktail waitress who foils an assassination attempt. Her charm leads the presidents' handlers to add her to their diplomatic corp, where he begins a 1980s twist on "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" with some touches of "Born Yesterday." Buck Henry wrote the script, which makes the comedy a bit sharper than you'd expect from a Goldie Hawn comedy. The film features a lot of familiar 80s character actors. My favorites were Amanda Bearse (in her film debut) and John Ratzenberger as "Security Guard on TV"and Al Leong as "Cook." Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Paul Attanasio Washington Post "Protocol" is the kind of corny screwball comedy you thought nobody made anymore. Jan 4, 2018 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The first hour of Protocol is so much fun, and the Goldie Hawn character is such an engaging original, that at first I couldn't believe they were going to throw away all that work by going for a standard Hollywood ending. But they did. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a watchable yet often excessively erratic endeavor. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 29, 2020 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 2/5 Oct 10, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 27, 2005 Full Review Brian J. Arthurs Beach Reporter (Southern California) Rated: 3/5 Oct 18, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A Washington waitress (Goldie Hawn) saves the Emir of Ohtar's (Richard Romanus) life, launching her diplomatic career and a scandal.
      Herbert Ross
      Production Co
      Warner Bros.
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2009
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