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Spies Like Us (1985)

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Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

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Two totally incompetent applicants, Emmett Fitzhume and Austin Millbarge, are chosen from a CIA recruitment program. They are parachuted into Pakistan and eventually end up in Afghanistan, chased by the Russians, where they learn they are being used as decoys to draw out the Sovet defenses. Two real spies are sent in. Their mission is to Hijack a soviet Missile launcher, launch the Soviet missile and test the new US orbital defence laser. The missile is fired and while heading for an American City, the laser system misses it's target. The contingency plan for this scenario, as set out by the Pentagon Nuts who planned it from deep within a secret underground bunker, is to let the 3rd World War happen anyway. Written by Anonymous

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missile | spy | cia | pakistan | pentagon | See more »

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With spies like these who needs enemies?

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Adventure | Comedy

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6 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Spies Like Us  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,100,000 (USA)
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Bob Swaim:  The director as a Special Forces Commander. See more »

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The footage of Austin and Emmitt cheating on the exam is obviously not from the security cameras in the ceiling. See more »

Quotes

Emmett Fitz-Hume: [walks in the test room with a broken arm and a patch over his eye] ... I'm sorry I'm late. I had to attend the reading of a will.
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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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ROCK THE HOUSE DOWN
Written by Peter Aykroyd and Jon Tiven
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Setting the mid-80's standard...
24 February 2003 | by (PA, USA) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie growing up, and it is one that I can still laugh at today. Chase and Aykroyd have always set the mid-80's standard of what was funny, and this movie proves it. Of course there are flaws, and it probably could've been better...but for what it's worth, I think it's definitely worth owning, let alone watching.

Judging by the comments given about Spies Like Us, it seems most people, in fact, do like it. Of course, it is meant to be a comedy and nothing else. If people were looking for a break-through in film by watching Spies Like Us, then, Yes...you would be let down.

Good characters, akward situations, nice changes in scenery, and classic one-liners....I'd give it an 8, overall.


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