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Flawless (1999) Movie Information

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Joel Schumacher


Robert De Niro
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Barry Miller
Chris Bauer
Rory Cochrane
Jude Ciccolella





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Walter (Robert De Niro) is a homophobic policeman who suffers a stroke while responding to gunshots in his own apartment building; for speech therapy, he starts taking singing lessons from his neighbor Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a gay drag queen who's saving up money for a sex-change operation. -- filmfan09

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01/21/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Almost flawless.

Robrt De Niro stars as a retired homophobic New York police officer who suffers a stroke that leaves him partially paralyzed and with a severe speech impairment. His doctor recommends singing lessons to help him improve the clarity of his speech. He truns for help to his neighbor (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a flamboyant pre-operative transsexual who is also a drag performer. They soon discover that although they are each deeply prejudiced against one another, they also have a great deal in common.

De Niro's performance is a technical challenge, since through most of the movie he dosen't talk clearly or walk very well. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who I found spectacular gives a perfomance here has a nice bittersweet rhythm with De Niro thats just alittle too colorful with it's settings and c...

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