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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nick Pirandello
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Mom Pirandello
Bill Morey ...
Millard Cunard
Isa Jank ...
Dolly (as Isa Andersen)
Gail Barle ...
Sherry
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Bradshaw
Matthew Brooks ...
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 ...
Woman in Bed
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Real men don't hide from danger... they create it. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agentit asialla  »

Box Office

Gross:

$873,903 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Whenever Nick James Belushi shoots he kills his target with one shot. After he falls in love he doesn't kill anyone the rest of the film. When he shoots at that point he only hits trees. See more »

Goofs

Russian agent Dolly's cigarette jumps from hand to hand as she talks to Nick while leaving the shootout house. 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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Danny Likes it. Hey, Danny!
18 November 1999 | by (Orange County, California) – See all my reviews

I'm a very picky movie-goer. But I consider this gem one of my all-time favorite comedies, a very short list that also includes "Raising Arizona," "A Fish Called Wanda," "Groundhog Day" and anything written by Albert Brooks. Although it can't fully compete with these outstanding comedies, it actually comes pretty close.

I generally reject movies with severe logic problems--even when they're comedies. And even though this picture had a big one (Jim Belushi and John Ritter spend most of the movie being chased by bad guys trying to get a map indicating where aliens will land, but when they arrive at the spot they find the bad guys already there waiting for them.) I didn't really care. Between the "clown attack," clever banter and the premise of aliens offering a formula to save the world in exchange for a glass of water, this movie delivers by continually taking the viewer in unexpected (and often ludicrous) directions.

Watch it with an open mind and few expectations (as I did the first time I happened to catch it on cable late one night) and you may be pleasantly surprised.


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