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Protocol (1984)

PG
96 min | Comedy

The US needs to convince the visiting emir Khala'ad of Othar to allow an American military base in his strategic realm. Clueless nightclub waitress Sunny Ann Davis accidentally spots and stops a terrorist shooting at the president and his ...See moreThe US needs to convince the visiting emir Khala'ad of Othar to allow an American military base in his strategic realm. Clueless nightclub waitress Sunny Ann Davis accidentally spots and stops a terrorist shooting at the president and his royal guest. Her naive comments charm the press, so the State Department recruits her for its Protocol. She falls in love with charming Middle East desk chief Michael Ransome, who resigns rather than help trick her into a 'contact mission' to Othar, where the emir's plan with her unexpectedly stirs a revolution. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Buck Henry (screenplay) | Charles Shyer (story) | Nancy Meyers (story) | Harvey Miller (story)
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$ 26,300,000
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Dec 21, 1984 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Chris Sarandon
Michael Ransome Michael Ransome   See fewer
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Andre Gregory
Nawaf Al Kabeer (as AndrĂ© Gregory) Nawaf Al Kabeer (as AndrĂ© Gregory)   See fewer
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Gail Strickland
Mrs. St. John Mrs. St. John   See fewer
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Ed Begley Jr.
Hassler Hassler   See fewer
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James Staley
Vice President Merck Vice President Merck   See fewer
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Kenneth McMillan
Senator Norris Senator Norris   See fewer
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Richard Hamilton
Mr. Davis Mr. Davis   See fewer
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Mary Carver
Mrs. Davis Mrs. Davis   See fewer
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Jack Diamond
Jimmy (as Jack Ross Obney) Jimmy (as Jack Ross Obney)   See fewer
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Kathleen York
Charmaine Charmaine   See fewer
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Pamela Myers
Gloria Gloria   See fewer
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Joe George
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Tom Spratley
Grandpa Grandpa   See fewer
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Dortha Duckworth
Grandma Grandma   See fewer
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Sally Thorner
T. V. Newsperson T. V. Newsperson   See fewer
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Jeanne Mori
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Elizabeth Anderson
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Thom Sharp
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Paul Willson
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Holly Roberts
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Lyman Ward
Senator Kenworthy Senator Kenworthy   See fewer
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Joe Lambie
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Daphne Reid
Helene (as Daphne Maxwell) Helene (as Daphne Maxwell)   See fewer
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Assassin Assassin   See fewer
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Cece Cole
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Roger Til
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Mrs. St. John's Secretary Mrs. St. John's Secretary   See fewer
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Mother of America Mother of America   See fewer
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Sunny's Cousin (as A. S. Csaky) Sunny's Cousin (as A. S. Csaky)   See fewer
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Ken Gibbel
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Ken Hill
Man in Green Jacket Man in Green Jacket   See fewer
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Robert Donavan
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Marcie Barkin
Safari Girl Safari Girl   See fewer
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Safari Girl Safari Girl   See fewer
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Lorraine Fields
Safari Girl Safari Girl   See fewer
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Johnny Carson
Himself Himself   See fewer
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John Achorn
TV Newsman (uncredited) TV Newsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Secret Serviceman (uncredited) Secret Serviceman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Merck (uncredited) Mrs. Merck (uncredited)   See fewer
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College Boy (uncredited) College Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Protestor (uncredited) Protestor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Security Guard on TV (uncredited) Security Guard on TV (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emir's Bodyguard (uncredited) Emir's Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 4,057 votes