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Deal of the Century (1983)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  4 November 1983 (USA)
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A small time arms dealer in South America to sell weapons to the revolutionaries, winds up negotiating the sale of an experimental plane to the nation's dictator.

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Eddie Muntz
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Catherine DeVoto
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Ray Kasternak
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Frank Stryker
William Marquez ...
Gen. Cordosa
Eduardo Ricard ...
Col. Salgado
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Lyle
Graham Jarvis ...
Babers
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Harold DeVoto
Randi Brooks ...
Ms. Della Rosa
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Bob
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Masaggi
J.W. Smith ...
Will
Carmencristina Moreno ...
Woman Singer (as Carmen Moreno)
Charles Levin ...
Dr. Rechtin
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Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how 'gifts' are used to grease the wheels of a sale, a religious conversion from one of the salesman and a romance that begins to grow between two competitors, not to mention the imminient financial collapse of one of the companies if they don't make this sale. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Chevy Chase and his partners are arms dealers. They sell second-rate weapons to third world nations. But they're not out to stick it to anyone.

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Comedy | Crime

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4 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Das Bombengeschäft  »

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The address on Eddie Muntz (Chevy Chase)'s business card was 5453 Satsuma Avenue, North Hollywood, CA [California] 91601. See more »

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Ray Kasternak: You got a nice flame job there, Becha. I'm gon' gi'ya a lil' touchup! A lil' touchup! Just a lil' touchup for ya!
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Music by Louiguy and French lyrics by Jacques Larue and English lyrics by Mack David
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Deal of the Century!
22 September 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Deal of the Century is a serious action comedy that stars Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards, Richard Libertini, Bradford English, and Charles Levin! There are many surprising moments in this picture. The action scenes are done very well. Chase and Weaver had good charisma together and they both looked really different. Hines was good as well. The special effects were really neat. William Friedkin's directing is great. I really can't see what is wrong with the movie. Give this movie a chance because its a very different film and the cast are in serious roles. So anyone who likes Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, and Gregory Hines give it a chance and check it out!


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