Ricky Dean

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Former eighties pop star Huey Lewis stars in the 2000 film Duets as Ricky Dean, a lowlife professional karaoke hustler. Uh, excuse me, professional karaoke hustler?! Yeah, they really ruin it for the rest of us.

Anyway, his modus operandi is to go to karaoke bars, act like an ignorant jerk, dare to belittle the art form that is karaoke to its fans, then challenge the local karaoke cock of the walk to a heavily wagered upon singing contest. At which point he whips out his own custom karaoke CD (warning sign!) and blows the chump off the stage. In the plot, he is reunited with his long-abandoned daughter Liv (Gwyneth Paltrow) at her mother's funeral and has to learn to like, love her and stuff.

The soundtrack album has his versions of the songs "Feeling Alright" and Jackie Wilson's "Lonely Teardrops." All the stars did their own singing.