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Real Men (1987)

A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind.

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Nick Pirandello (as James Belushi)
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Mom Pirandello
Bill Morey ...
Millard Cunard
Isa Jank ...
Dolly (as Isa Andersen)
Gail Barle ...
Sherry
Mark Herrier ...
Bradshaw
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Bob Wilson, Jr.
Mariah Dobson ...
Heather Wilson
Stephen Corvin ...
Russian Agent
Charles Walker ...
Mahoney
Dyanne Thorne ...
Dad Pirandello
Don Dolan ...
Ufoe
Mary E. Thompson ...
Elderly Woman
Suzee Slater ...
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Jim Belushi plays a super-competent secret agent on the trail of Russian thugs. John Ritter plays a milquetoast dad who gets mixed up in the caper. The story follows their adventures over the course of a week, in which Ritter develops some guts and Belushi gets in touch with his sensitive side. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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The fate of the world is in their hands. God help us all. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agentit asialla  »

Box Office

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$873,903 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

A rope ladder is lowered from a helicopter. Judging by the length of the ladder, the helicopter is hovering only a couple of dozen feet overhead, yet there is no downdraft apparent on the people under it. No one's hair is even disturbed. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Is my presence here upsetting you, Bob?
Bob: Hell no!
Nick: You sure?
Bob: [Sarcastically] You kidding? Welcome. Nice to see you.
Nick: Yeah? Maybe if I let you hold the gun...
Nick: [Nick holds up his revolver] ... you'd feel more comfortable.
Bob: [Reluctant] Oh, I don't know. Maybe.
Nick: Well, why don't you try?
Bob: Really?
Nick: Yeah.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Don't make a big thing out of it.
12 January 2005 | by (Hell's Kitchen, NYC) – See all my reviews

When a CIA agent is killed, Nick Pirandello (James Belushi) is sent in to save the world. Nick is an unorthodox, uncontrollable uber-spy with a sense of humor and some panache. Friday, 20:00, Washington D.C. is the rendezvous. The fate of the world revolves around that date and place. Nick is forced to recruit a timid insurance salesman look-alike, Bob Wilson (John Ritter) and drive cross country to the destination.

This is mostly a buddy picture, in which each of our protagonists learn something from the other and they bond. Nick becomes more sensitive and Bob becomes tougher.

This is not a great movie, but ever since I saw this movie on HBO during the 80's, its just stayed with me. Its fun and it moves quickly. This soundtrack is also pretty good (catchy). If you like movies like Shanghai Noon, Rush Hour 1 & 2 then you'll like this movie. It has a nice mix of action and comedy.

Some of my favorite scenes : Nick's Macguyver-like nail gun creation, his shoelace Tarzan impression and the bad clown attack. One of the most interesting aspects of this movie is that Ilsa, Shewolf of the SS, is Nick's dad.

-Celluloid Rehab


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