Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The ... See full summary »
Cooper, the deputy director of the CIA, wants to be the director. So, he tries to make it appear that the director is corrupt so that he will resign or be removed. The director appears before a committee and asks for some time to prepare his defense. The director goes home and asks his man Brown to join him. He then shows Brown that Cooper is bugging him. That's when he decides to turn the tables on Cooper by feeding him some false information. And that information is that there's a man, who might be able to clear him of the charges against him, will be arriving at the airport, so he tells Brown to meet him. The Director tells Brown to just pick someone who is arriving at the airport thus making Cooper believe that he is the man who can help the director. Brown picks Richard cause he is wearing mismatched shoes, one of them being red. So Cooper sets up surveillance on Richard and sends his femme fatale, Maddy to come on to him and find out what he knows. While Maddy is playing, ... Written by
When Morris is taking a pee and the bathroom door swings shut the "dead" agent hanging on the back of the door lifts his head and looks at Morris. See more »
[Talking about Cooper]
He made the mousetrap himself. All we did was feed him a piece of cheese.
About this piece of cheese, sir. What's going to happen to him?
Wouldn't it bother you to send an innocent man to his grave?
Are you serious? We're talking about my career.
But I'm the one who picked him, sir.
Don't tell me you're having a guilty conscience.
It was his shoe. I could have picked a black man with a green raincoat. There was a Japanese guy with five cameras. I could have picked ...
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Some very funny lines and situations permeate this movie. Tom Hanks does a great job of being a very likable "every guy" in the film, but some of the funniest lines belong to Jim Belushi as his best friend. Dabney Coleman and Charles Durning do well with their parts as competitive agents of the CIA and FBI. If you like spy movies with a twist, check out this under-rated comedy.
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