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Duets

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Six lost souls in search of a little harmony.

Duets is a road trip comedy about six strangers from all walks of life who have one thing in common - a passion for karaoke. They are: a small-town singer (Maria bello as Suzi) with dreams of stardom, a down on his luck young cab driver (Scott Speedman as Billy) searching for the meaning of life, an ex-con (André Braugher as Reggie) with the past of a killer but the voice of an angel, a salesman (Paul Giamatti as Todd) burned out by his hamster-like existence on the treadmill of suburbia and an innocent Vegas showgirl (Gwyneth Paltrow as Liv) who discovers a remarkable connection to a seasoned karaoke hustler (Huey Lewis as Ricky Dean). As they converge on the $5000 grand prize karaoke contest in Omaha, Nebraska, they collide and combust and ultimately enrich each other, in the funny, raucous world of the karaoke bars and chain hotels that link the interstates of middle America.

Also starring Brent Butt as the hotel clerk, Lochlyn Munro, Steve Oatway as Ralph Beckerman and Ian Robison as the sales guy. Written by John Byrum, directed by Bruce Paltrow.

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Theatrical report

Duets is a romantic comedy about karaoke.

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Duets is a romantic comedy starring famous people. Some fall in love for the wrong reasons. Others fall out of love when the truth is revealed. And some have a reality check on their life when they realise that it's going nowhere.

From star-turned-hustler Huey Lewis to a victim of adultery, Duets is sure to crack you up.

Paul Giamatti, salesman extraordinaire, whose goal in life is to use his frequent flier points in a hotel. André Braugher is paying penance for his sins with the voice of an angel.

Scott Speedman shows that there is more to life than felicity, and that alcohol is not the answer.

The answer is to drive a woman across the country so that she can be nice to you.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen 1.33:1
  • Subtitles: Dutch, English, Spanish

Security censorship classification

M (Low level violence, low level coarse language, sexual references)

Surveillance time

112 minutes (1:52 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental: 25 July 2001
DVD retail: 24 April 2002
VHS retail: 24 April 2002

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