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Spies Like Us (1985)

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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Storyline

Two low-level government employees, Emmitt Fitz-Hume (played by Chevy Chase) and Austin Milbarge (Dan Aykroyd), are chosen for a top-secret CIA mission. They are unsuitable as CIA agents but are deliberately chosen for this reason, as their mission is a decoy one and they are expendable. After being fast-tracked through training they are parachuted into Pakistan where all manner of adventures await them. Written by grantss

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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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Release Date:

6 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,614,039 (USA) (8 December 1985)

Gross:

$60,088,980 (USA)
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Trivia

Star Billing: Chevy Chase (first), Dan Aykroyd (second), Steve Forrest (third), and Donna Dixon (fourth), and Bruce Davison (fifth). See more »

Goofs

End Credits acknowledge Eddie Bauer sportswear for their contributions. They are in "Redmond, Washington" but the end credits say "Redman, Washington". See more »

Quotes

Russian Interregator #2: Every minute you don't tell us why you are here, I cut off a finger.
Emmett Fitz-Hume: Mine or yours?
Russian Interregator #2: Yours.
Emmett Fitz-Hume: Damn!
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The President of the United States - Ronald Reagan See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Planet 51 (2009) See more »

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SPIES LIKE US
Written and Performed by Paul McCartney
Produced by Paul McCartney, Phil Ramone and Hugh Padgham
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Hilarious!
8 May 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

'Spies Like Us' is Hilarious! A witty & throughly enjoyable comedy, that has become a cult-classic over the years. And guess what, it deserves to be one!

'Spies like Us' Synopsis: Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

'Spies Like Us' gets it right. The humor, though offensive at times, is spot-on & memorable. Dan Aykroyd, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel's Screenplay is very funny. John Landis's Direction is satisfactory. Cinematography & Editing are good.

Performance-Wise: Chevy Chase & Dan Aykroyd are superb. The comic legends are a riot from start to end. Donna Dixon is decent. Steve Forrest is credible. Bruce Davison & William Prince are ordinary. Bob Hope appears in a cameo.

On the whole, 'Spies Like Us' is a true comedy.


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