Speechless (film)

Speechless ( Original title: Speechless ) is an American comedy film from 1994 by Ron Underwood, based on a screenplay by Robert King. The main roles were played by Geena Davis, Michael Keaton and Christopher Reeve.


Julia and husband Kevin Vallick write speeches for competing politicians. This leads to tension between the two that come to a head as Kevin steals Juliet's notebook and dictated in their name a confused speech, which reads Julia's boss. The two still come closer, especially after Julia finds that his career has the top priority for her fiancé Bob Freed. Kevin warns Julia that it should be dismissed. This saves her job by coming up with the idea to her boss should media effectively save a little bear in a canyon.

Julia's boss wins the election. When she learns that this bribe was accepted, they waived a job in the administration and himself a candidate in an election. Kevin Vallick becomes her partner and campaign manager.


" Unassuming, only moderately amusing gender - comedy in the style of classic screwball comedies; concentrated solely on her relationship history, it suffers from an overly unbalanced acting performance. "


  • Geena Davis won for her role in 1995 her second Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical
  • The plot is based on the ratio of Clinton's campaign strategist James Carville and his wife Mary Matalin, the assistant to George HW Bush.


Speechless start on 16 December 1994 in U.S. cinemas and was able to import about 20.6 million U.S. dollars again, with an estimated production budget of 30 million U.S. dollars. In Germany he started on 23 February 1995 in cinemas and after he was seen by less than 100,000 filmgoers, he appeared on 25 August 1995 on VHS before it was broadcast for the first time on September 15, 1996 in the pay- TV channel PREMIERE first time.