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S*P*Y*S (1974)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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)  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

The person playing the piano is not playing the correct notes when the Russian's are doing their gymnastics near the beginning of the movie. Maybe it was recorded with one music, but the new music that was dubbed on the soundtrack is not the same that the person is playing. See more »

Quotes

Bruland: The Chinese are quiet, right? The Russians are quick, and we're sloppy.
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On Top of Old Smoky
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Performed by Donald Sutherland
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Spy on THIS!
20 May 2012 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Having made a mess of the army in "M*A*S*H", Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould play with the world of espionage in "S*P*Y*S". The plot is a little confusing, but the tricks that they play make up for that. The best scenes are the car chase and the wedding. There's even a scene that seems a little prescient, as Gould's character mentions a NATO presence in Afghanistan.

Overall, the bouncing around Paris gives the guys a lot to do, all of it very enjoyable. I think that the point of the movie is that Cold War-era espionage was such a joke that it might as well get this treatment in a movie. The movie got released in an era when a lot of movies focused on suspicion of the government ("The Parallax View", "Three Days of the Condor", etc). Clearly it can easily be the stuff of humor. Really funny.


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