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Year: 1984
Production Co: Hawn/Sylbert Movie Company
Studio: Warner Bros
Director: Herbert Ross
Writer: Buck Henry
Cast: Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Ed Begley Jr
Another stupid cookie cutter 80s comedy the likes of which always starred Goldie Hawn, Shelley Long, occasionally Dolly Parton and their ilk.

I remember a single moment from the film – where the ditzy heroine (Hawn) shows up at an official political function dressed for a poolside barbecue.

In fact, that tells you everything you need to know about this crazy-fish-out-of-water-charms-the-stuff-shirts-and-makes-postive-change comedy as Hawn plays a cocktail waitress who gets a posting in a top Washington job, proceeding to save the day in an arms deal going wrong (etc etc).

See Outrageous Fortune, Down and Out in Beverly Hills or Ruthless People – which are all better – and you'll have seen enough of this particular historical subgenre.

Co-written by Get Smart co-creator Buck Henry.

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