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 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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With spies like these who needs enemies?

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The "Ace Tomato Company" is most likely a reference to United Fruit (now Chiquita Bananas) a company widely known to have been involved with the CIA in the 50s. The connection is subtly underlined with the name of one of the generals, Miegs: - one Henry Meiggs, an American business magnate operating in South America, was the uncle of one of the founders of what would become United Fruit. See more »

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When the Russian soldiers are listening to the music around the campfire, once the flares go off the music stops, yet no one touched the audio device. See more »

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Emmett Fitz-Hume: [trying to buy time by making something up] All right! All right, I'm an American agent!
Russian Interregator #2: And...?
Emmett Fitz-Hume: And? And... uhh... they... they sent me here t-to assassinate your Premier!
Russian Interregator #2: [to the other interregator] I knew it! Pay up, comrade!
Russian Interregator #1: [unimpressed] Let's cut his fingers off anyway.
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In the end credits, Bob Hope's name appears on screen and then after a few seconds an exclamation mark is added. See more »

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I'LL BE LOVING YOU
Written by Sammy Cahn and Vernon Duke
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Chevy Chase STEALS the show in "Spies Like Us"!
28 March 2002 | by (at the critic's desk) – See all my reviews

Dan Ackroyd stars as the typical CIA think-tank intelligence analyst and Chevy Chase is our answer to the inept, stupid, lazy and bungling agent who wouldn't even pass the first interview in the REAL world of spying. These two collide (comically) with each other in a complicated scheme orchestrated by rebellious military and civillians where they are used as a "distraction" from the real mission. Ackroyd's leadership enables them to survive to complete their mission while the lascivious Chase spends most of his time thinking like the typical male. When they find a Soviet mobile missile launcher and then receive instructions from their rebellious controllers to "accidently" send the thing on it's way to a target in the US, only the quick thinking of Ackroyd can save the day. This movie has some great comic elements as well as good action scenes with decent stunts. Chevy Chase never fails to entertain with his suave, intelligent(he only acts stupid) and sexy character he made famous in other roles. Dan Ackroyd is GREAT as the straight man who keeps Chevy out of trouble. Add this one to your collection of DVD movies in the comedy section on your shelf!


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