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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
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Millard Cunard
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Dolly (as Isa Andersen)
Gail Barle ...
Sherry
Mark Herrier ...
Bradshaw
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Bob Wilson, Jr.
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Heather Wilson
Stephen Corvin ...
Russian Agent
Charles Walker ...
Mahoney
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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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Two real men with absolutely nothing in common... except the future of mankind. 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:

Hombres de verdad  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$241,258, 27 September 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$873,903
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1.85 : 1
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When Bob confronts the bullies in the garage, the leader of the group is initially wearing sneakers. When he trips Bob a minute later, he is seen wearing flip flops. See more »

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Bob: I didn't know you smoked.
Nick: Just after sex, Bob. I'm trying to give it up.
Bob: Well, at least you don't smoke that much.
Nick: About a pack a day.
Bob: That'll kill ya!
Nick: Bob, it won't kill ya. But it will make you very sore.
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a wildly hilarious movie that you either get into or drop completely.
26 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

a movie like real men is for some people quite difficult to like. i suppose in that respect it falls in the same category as 'hudson hawk', another movie that is as much vilified by its opponents as it is praised by its fans. for me, real men was an utterly hilarious experience.

when i saw the movie, i never heard of it, and was therefore without any expectations about plot, people playing in it or general need for suspension of disbelief. this is perhaps the best way to view any movie, yet also harder and harder to achieve in this day and age of mass communication. i guess that it came upon me pretty quickly that nobody in this movie took themselves seriously, and even better, played their parts over the top and had so many completely unbelievable situations happening to them that i couldn't help but be entertained. in fact, i have this movie in my private video collection, and even show it from time to time to small groups of friends who invariably can't help but laugh their lungs empty. yes, this movie might not have eminently quotable lines, a brilliant script or a beeline to the oscars for best comedy, or even the most inspiring actors, but i've seen a lot of movies that label themselves comedies yet fail miserably where this movie succeeds brilliantly; it ends with me having a huge smile on my face. not only that, but any movie which has a clown squad of elite killers should be applauded for it's complete disregard of normal and sane everyday logic. if you can enjoy a good laugh and don't have too high standards of what should and should not happen in movies, this is definitely one to brighten up your afternoon.


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