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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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6 December 1985 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$60,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

One of two 1985 movies directed by John Landis. The other film was Into the Night (1985). Both pictures featured numerous cameo appearances. Dan Aykroyd and B.B. King appeared in both films. See more »

Goofs

The text in Cyrillic above the launcher monitor is a nonsense. In fact it's just a chaotic mix of Russian letters. Text on the screen is, however, in correct Russian, but related to ship navigation and not to missile control. 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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I'LL BE LOVING YOU
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Hilarious
31 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised this movie isn't higher rated. No, it's not "Lawrence of Arabia" but not every movie has to be "artistically respectable". Just look at the names of the two main characters, Emmett Fitz-Hume and Austin Milbarge, and you know what you're in for.

Aykroyd and Chase are hilarious and this movie is a laugh a minute. Yes, there are dumb jokes, slapstick humor, ridiculous scenarios and odd cameos (doctor? doctor?)...But that's what's great about it, you just turn your brain off and take it in.

I've seen this movie a hundred times and could watch it a hundred more, I guess it's one of those "love it or hate it" things. But "we mock what we don't understand".


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