Protocol

Protocol

Director: Herbert Ross, Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus

Cast: Herbert Ross, Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus

     
 

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Herbert Ross directs Goldie Hawn in the comedy Protocol, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles. But the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any

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Herbert Ross directs Goldie Hawn in the comedy Protocol, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles. But the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This is a bare-bones release from Warner Brothers.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A regular comedy can be lightweight and insubstantial and still be enjoyable; political comedy requires some heft (although not too much, unless you're going for over-the-top satire). Protocol is too fluffy for the situation it presents, and this flaw keeps it from being more than moderately enjoyable. It's also not helped by the fact that it doesn't have enough laughs -- most of the jokes are weak, and the fish-out-water-who-catches-the-fisherman routine isn't made fresh or presented in an original manner. Still, it's amiable enough, and Goldie Hawn fans will find much here to like. Certainly, Hawn isn't asked to do anything she hasn't done countless times before, but she's quite good at being bubbly, naïve, and cute. Even her perky charm can't keep the film afloat for the whole voyage, but she makes it pleasant enough. The normally dependable Chris Sarandon is off his form here, giving a bland and uninteresting performance, but there are some nice tiny moments from the likes of Gail Strickland, Kenneth Mars, and Jean Smart, and a few odd ones from Andre Gregory. Protocol won't do more than put a small smile on your face, but it's harmless.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1998
UPC:
0085391143420
Original Release:
1984
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:36:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Goldie Hawn Sunny
Chris Sarandon Michael
Richard Romanus Emir
Andre Gregory Nawaf Al Kabeer
Gail Strickland Mrs. St. John
Cliff De Young Hilley
Keith Szarabajka Crowe
Ed Begley Hassler
James Staley Vice President Merck
Kenneth Mars Lou
Jean Smart Ella
Maria O'Brien Donna
Joel Brooks Ben
Grainger Hines Jerry
Richard Hamilton Mr. Davis
Kenneth McMillan Sen. Norris
Al Leong Cook
Daphne Maxwell Helene
Marcella Saint-Amant Belgium Ambassador's Wife
Joe Lambie Doctor
Mary Carver Mrs. Davis
Kathleen York Charmaine
Pamela Myers Gloria
Tom Spratley Grandpa
Dortha Duckworth Grandma
Jeanne Mori T.V. Newsperson
Elizabeth Anderson TV Newsperson
Archie Hahn TV Commentator
George D. Wallace TV Commentator
Thom Sharp TV Commentator
Lyman Ward Sen. Kenworthy
Michael Zand Assassin
Roger Til Belgium Ambasador
Ken Gibbel Husky Biker
Ken Hill Man in Green Jacket
Peter Pan Cook
Amanda Bearse Soap Opera Actress
Marcie Barkin Safari Girl
Joe George Bartender
Paul Willson TV Commentator
Deborah Dutch Safari Girl
Ellen Tobie Mrs. St. John's Secretary

Technical Credits
Herbert Ross Director
Tracy Bousman Art Director
Philip C. Cory Special Effects
Wayne A. Finkelman Costumes/Costume Designer
Enrico Fiorentini Art Director
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Galanos Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Griffin Makeup
Goldie Hawn Executive Producer
Buck Henry Screenwriter
Paul Hirsch Editor
Max Kleven Stunts
John T. Kretchmer Asst. Director
William Malley Production Designer
Nancy Meyers Screenwriter
Harvey Miller Original Story,Screenwriter
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Charlene Painter Choreography
Charles R. Pierce Set Decoration/Design
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Lewis Rachmil Associate Producer
W.D. Richter Screenwriter
Charles Shyer Screenwriter
Mary Olivia Swanson Set Decoration/Design
Anthea Sylbert Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Credits in a jam [2:47]
2. The emu's bad day [5:01]
3. To the rescue [2:57]
4. Media darling [4:15]
5. Meet the press [3:28]
6. American heroine [2:25]
7. Sunny on parade [3:30]
8. The Davis home [2:24]
9. A job in protocol [3:24]
10. A remarkable future [3:59]
11. Keep the rolls [6:41]
12. Breaking in [3:11]
13. Limoing the dogs [5:40]
14. Saying what she thinks [3:22]
15. Very (unofficial) good time [3:53]
16. Party at the Safari Club [4:36]
17. One of those...bars [4:54]
18. Brawl in the swill [1:48]
19. Sunny's report [4:23]
20. Uncovered [2:20]
21. Revolution in Ohtar [3:53]
22. Sunnyage [2:46]
23. Saying what he thinks [2:10]
24. We the people [4:38]
25. The Canidate [2:39]
26. Victorious End Credits [3:41]

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