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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.

Director:

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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Just Duet 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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Details

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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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

When Ricky Dean starts eating his sandwich, he takes a bite out of the center of the sandwich. In the next shot, the sandwich has been eaten away from the corner. See more »

Quotes

Suzi Loomis: I'm gonna be the only major thing that has happened to you in your life, and you're gonna be jerking off to my memory on your goddamned death bed!
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Connections

Featured in Conversations with Bruce Paltrow (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

All In Good Time
Written and Performed by Danny Donnelly
Courtesy of Be Nice Records
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Wonderful! Charming, uplifting, and real. The beautiful music is a bonus...
21 September 2000 | by bopdogSee all my reviews

"Duets" is definitely outside of what I had expected it to be... it is outside of the only-on-it-for-the-money, watch-the-weekend-grosses Hollywood sell-out that everyone complains about. It is a wonderful story, full of surprises and charm. The characters are 3-dimensional, to be sure. Their stories are not always pretty, and certainly not predictable. I was always entertained, engrossed, and ultimately very uplifted. Huey lewis could make it as an actor, and Gwyneth Paltrow could make it as a singer, both without any gimmicky "pr" work to present them as a stunt. They, and the entire cast of unknown actors were top-notch here. The music is real, and means something to the movie, and it all meant a lot to me. Go see it-- it has tons of heart, and soul. You'll like it. I gave it an 8 out of 10.


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