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Spies Like Us (1985)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  6 December 1985 (USA)
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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 Soviet defenses. Two real spies are sent in. Their mission is to hijack a Soviet missile launcher, launch the Soviet missile, and test the new U.S. orbital defense laser. The missile is fired, and while heading for an American city the laser system misses its 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 | laser | decoy | spy | russian | See All (130) »

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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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Drôles d'espions  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$60,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

House in the beginning of the movie with the agent with the briefcase is 3320 N Street NW in Georgetown/Washington, DC. See more »

Goofs

The ambulance, in which Emmitt and Austin escape, has improper markings for the Middle East. It carries Red Crosses, when it should have Red Crescents. See more »

Quotes

[Arguing surgical techniques]
Austin Millbarge: We mock what we don't understand.
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The President of the United States - Ronald Reagan See more »

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Referenced in Storage Wars Canada: Spies Like Urs (2014) See more »

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I'LL BE LOVING YOU
Written by Sammy Cahn and Vernon Duke
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Straight Up Silly
25 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought the DVD of this movie for six dollars. Best deal on a movie I've ever seen. Having been raised in the 90's I missed out on many of those fantastic 80's films. Dan and Chevy really make the movie work. Very few actors could have taken a movie with as little plot as Spies Like Us and turned into a funny soup bowl full of laughs. One more thing, perhaps the funniest scene in any movie happens early on. Where Chevy Chase is cheating on the test...Priceless. If you like over-the-top government action, with hilarious scenes and horrible attempts to hit on beautiful women. You'll love this movie.

If not...Then you need to take a moment to look at your life, relax, and just enjoy something every once in a while.


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