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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Griff
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Bruland
Zouzou ...
Sybil (as Zou Zou)
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Martinson
Xavier Gélin ...
Paul (Revolutionary)
Vladek Sheybal ...
Borisenko (Russian Spy Chief)
Michael Petrovitch ...
Sevitsky (Defector)
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Hessler
Kenneth Griffith ...
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Pierre Oudrey ...
Revolutionary (as Pierre Oudry)
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Grubov
Jacques Marin ...
Lafayette
Jeffry Wickham ...
Seely (as Jeffrey Wickham)
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Croft
John Bardon ...
Evans
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In 1974, flanked by such filmic monuments to paranoia and corruption as Chinatown and The Parallax View, Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland tried to re-create the screwball nonchalance of their earlier M*A*S*H performances in this lightweight spy spoof, directed by Irvin Kershner. Gould and Sutherland play two CIA agents-Griff and Bruland-who are marked for death by their own agency after botching the defection of a Russian ballet dancer (Michael Petrovich). As they repeatedly mess up their assignments and wriggle out of tight corners, they not only find themselves pursued by the CIA, but also by the KGB, the Chinese Communists, and a terrorist group that wants to destroy the CIA. Written by Anonymous

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Would you buy a used secret from these men?

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5 September 1974 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Wet Stuff  »

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Trivia

Melanie Ackland (Ellie) is Joss Ackland's daughter. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, when Bruland (Donald Sutherland) is supposedly driving from the back seat, the car does a 180 in reverse and a brief shot from outside shows the actual driver is driving and not Bruland, and you can see his arms spinning the steering wheel. See more »

Quotes

Bruland: The Chinese are quiet, right? The Russians are quick, and we're sloppy.
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Connections

Referenced in Playboy: The Story of X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
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Performed by Donald Sutherland
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20 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been over 30 years since seeing this movie for the first time, and I can still feel the pain. This ranks right up there on my worst movie of all time list. And I am a Sutherland fan. I actually walked out of the theater the first time...and I was on a date! I recently gave it another try, thinking it couldn't possibly have been THAT bad. Nope. I was right the first time. Again, excruciating to watch. I know that they were probably trying to strike gold again by pairing Gould and Sutherland after they played so well together in MASH, but with a story as stupid as this even they can't pull it off. Do yourself a favor, and just re-watch MASH.


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