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In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures from New York to Central America. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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Decades before Peter Falk played the part of a CIA agent, and well before he decided to become an actor, Falk applied for a job at the CIA (during the McCarthy era). Falk managed to get an interview with the CIA, but his interviewer told him that one of the schools he went to, the New School for Social Research, had a "pinkish" reputation, and that because Falk once was a member of the "communist-dominated" Marine Cooks and Stewards Union, he not only couldn't work for the CIA, but wouldn't find work anywhere in Washington. See more »

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During the car chase in Tijada, the same cars are used repeatedly in different shots. For example, they pass the same gray pickup truck three different times and the same yellow sedan three times. See more »

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Vince Ricardo: Sometimes I'm so smart I scare myself.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People (1989) See more »

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One of the funniest films ever made.
29 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely hysterical. And I do not mean very funny. I mean it is hysterical.

The plot is that a CIA operative and a dentist, played superbly and respectively by Peter Falk and Alan Arkin, are about to become in-laws because their two children are to be married. But Falk, about to retire from his clandestine duties, needs Arkin's help to pull off one final mission. From beginning to end the antics of these two will leave you in side-splitting humor. And the performance by Richard Libertini as a South American dictator is equal to Falk and Arkin's contribution to this classic comedy.

If you want to see an intelligent and realistic film that is extremely funny from start to finish then this is it. Don't miss it!


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