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Protocol (1984)




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Set in Washington, D.C., this comedy tells how a ditzy cocktail waitress (Goldie Hawn) becomes a highly professional and competent protocol official for the State Department.
PG (adult situations/language)
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Warner Home Video

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Goldie Hawn
as Sunny Davis
Chris Sarandon
as Michael
Andre Gregory
as Nawaf Al Kabeer
Gail Strickland
as Mrs. St. John
Ed Begley Jr.
as Hassler
James Staley
as Vice President Merck
Jean Smart
as Ella
Kenneth McMillan
as Sen. Norris
Richard Hamilton
as Mr. Davis
Mary Carver
as Mrs. Davis
Kathleen York
as Charmaine
Marcella Saint-Amant
as Belgium Ambassador's Wife
Pamela Myers
as Gloria
Joe George
as Bartender
Tom Spratley
as Grandpa
Sally Thorner
as TV Newsperson
Jeanne Mori
as TV Newsperson
Elizabeth Anderson
as TV Newsperson
Archie Hahn III
as TV Commentator
George D. Wallace
as TV Commentator
Julie Hampton
as TV Commentator
Thom Sharp
as TV Commentator
Paul Willson
as TV Commentator
Holly Roberts
as TV Commentator
Lyman Ward
as Sen. Kenworthy
Joe Lambie
as Doctor
Michael Zand
as Assassin
Cece Cole
as Jimmy's Girl
Roger Til
as Belgium Ambasador
Marcella Saint-Amant
as Belgium Ambassador's Wife
Ellen Tobie
as Mrs. St. John's Secretary
Alice O'Connor
as Mother of America
A.S. Csaky
as Sunny's Cousin
Ken Gibbel
as Husky Biker
Ken Hill
as Man in Green Jacket
Al Leong
as Cook
Peter Pan
as Cook
Robert Donovan
as Soap Opera Actor
Amanda Bearse
as Soap Opera Actor
Marcie Barkin
as Safari Girl
Deborah Dutch
as Safari Girl
Lorraine Fields
as Safari Girl
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Critic Reviews for Protocol

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Goldies Hawn is irrestible in this funny movie. But the treatment of Arabs is groanable and cliched.

August 6, 2002
Chico Enterprise-Record

Audience Reviews for Protocol

Non-offensive. Unexciting. Unfunny. Sounds like the perfect fit for a film about the State Department in the Reagan era.

Christian C
Christian C

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Easily Goldie Hawn's worst movie. Billed as a comedy its more a comical trainwreck. Spawned during Goldie's post-Private Benjamin 80s popularity spike, Protocol is a boring and simply awful mess.. No laughs, pointless story and just a bunch of boring old white guys blabbering politics and diplomacy while Goldie looks cute and tries to diffuse the situation with her charm...only she doesnt have any. Hence this movie's downfall. She is just not good enough of an actress to carry an entire film. Can you name any one else who was in this movie? I sure as hell cant. There's a reason why she was the designated eye candy on Laugh In. Nothing she ever uttered mattered or was relevant. Shes just supposed to sit and look cute like a hot mannequin, not carry a crap script on her shoulders. Hell, she can barely keep her head up there.


Not as funny as most of her films but Goldie Hawn shines bright in this political satire. After saving a diplomat's life, she is hired to work in the protocol office and starts to turn Washington D.C. upside down. Die hard fans will like it more than others, but it's still worth a see!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leo Blaschke
Leo Blaschke

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