Cinema: Rushes Protocol

Everyone is entitled to his or her political opinion. The question is whether or not one would defend to the death, or pay hard cash to hear, Goldie Hawn's. For as executive producer and star of Protocol, she posits the notion that to secure a strategic base in a mythical Arabian emirate, the U.S. Government would act as procurer for the pasha. As the Washington cocktail waitress who catches the Emir's eye when she saves him from assassination, Hawn has some good funny moments dealing with the celebrity that follows from her heroism. But Director Herbert Ross stages farce awkwardly, and...

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