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
'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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