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Dennis Feldman (written by)
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Release Date:
25 September 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The fate of the world is in their hands. God help us all. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Don't make a big thing out of it. See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Belushi ... Nick Pirandello

John Ritter ... Bob Wilson

Barbara Barrie ... Mom Pirandello
Bill Morey ... Millard Cunard
Isa Jank ... Dolly (as Isa Andersen)
Gail Barle ... Sherry

Mark Herrier ... 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

James Le Gros ... Buddy MacGruder (as James LeGros)
Richard Brestoff ... Henderson
Travis McKenna ... Oaf
Drew Blake Gordon ... Bully
Hugh Gordon ... Bully
Bruce M. Fischer ... Steelworker

Brian Libby ... Steelworker

Richard Partlow ... Perkmeyer

Hardy Rawls ... Cop

Todd Jeffries ... Cop
Billy Long ... Milkman
Peter Looney ... Stiletto Man
Lawrence Lott ... Donald the Clown

Isabella Hofmann ... Barbara Wilson
Joe Oradesky ... Man Coming Out of Store
Kevin Finney ... Man Leaving Store
Barry Doe ... Meat Hawker
Buck Kartalian ... Produce Hawker
Stan Kamber ... Bartender
Joy Lazo ... Check Out Girl
Ed Corbett ... Meat Hawker

Barbara Bingham ... Woman in Park
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jophery C. Brown ... Clown (uncredited)

Allan Graf ... Hartman - Clown (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dennis Feldman 
 
Writing credits
Dennis Feldman (written by)

Produced by
Martin Bregman .... producer
Louis A. Stroller .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
Glenn Farr 
 
Casting by
David Rubin 
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
James Allen 
William J. Cassidy 
 
Set Decoration by
Tom Pedigo 
 
Costume Design by
Jodie Lynn Tillen  (as Jodie Tillen)
 
Makeup Department
Stephen Robinette .... hair stylist (as Stephen F. Robinette)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Watkins .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Kinwald .... additional second assistant director
Christine Larson .... second assistant director
Allan Wertheim .... first assistant director
Dick Ziker .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Gregg H. Bilson .... property master (as Gregg Bilson)
Philip C. Hurst .... greensman (as Phil Hurst)
Thomas W. Lay Jr. .... illustrator
Tony Leonardi .... scenic artist
Daniel Maltese .... set designer (as Dan Maltese)
Craig Raiche .... assistant property master
Phil Read .... construction coordinator
Tom Shaw Jr. .... assistant property master
Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Rainer G. Gruetzmacher .... construction foreman (uncredited)
James Passanante .... paint foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Cooley .... sound re-recording mixer
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor
Noreen Evans .... assistant adr editor
Harriet Fidlow .... adr editor
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Eleanor Goldstein .... assistant sound editor
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator
Jane Lang .... foley editor
Al Nahmias .... sound editor
Doris Soraci .... assistant sound editor
Jess Soraci .... sound editor
Arthur Weiss .... assistant sound editor (as Art Weiss)
Keith A. Wester .... sound mixer (as Keith Wester)
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer
Norval D. Crutcher III .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Harrison D. Marsh .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Cangemi .... assistant special effects
Roger Lifsey .... assistant special effects
Stan Parks .... special effects
Bruce Robles .... assistant special effects
Paul Stewart .... assistant special effects
Rick Thompson .... assistant special effects (as Richard Thompson)
D. Kerry Prior .... special effects artist: Dream Quest Images (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Scott Beattie .... special visual effects
Michael Bigelow .... special visual effects
Justin Klarenbeck .... special visual effects
Michael Shea .... special visual effects
George Muhs .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert Apisa .... stunt player
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunt player
Bobby Bass .... stunt player
Billy Bates .... stunts
Jophery C. Brown .... stunt player (as Jophery Brown)
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt player
Eddy Donno .... stunt player
David R. Ellis .... stunt player (as David Ellis)
Kenny Endoso .... stunt player
Allan Graf .... stunt player
Jeff Jensen .... stunt player
Henry Kingi .... stunt player
John Meier .... stunt player (as John C. Meier)
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunt player
Dean Wein .... stunt player
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt player
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
Dick Ziker .... stunt player
Jimmy Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
Jay Steinbrecher .... helicopter stunt pilot (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gavin Alcott .... camera helper
Michael Barrett .... best boy
Bruce Birmelin .... still photographer
Dana Christiaansen .... second camera operator
Steven W. Gage .... dolly grip
Bud Heller .... key grip
Susan C. Ingram .... second assistant camera (as Susan Ingram)
Horace Jordan .... first assistant camera
Michael E. Little .... b camera first assistant
Gregory W. Smith .... camera loader (as Greg Smith)
Stuart A. Spohn .... chief lighting technician (as Stuart Spohn)
Stephen St. John .... second camera operator (as Steve St. John)
Pernell Youngblood Tyus .... camera operator (as Pernell Y. Tyus)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Chase .... costume supervisor
Hugo Peña .... costumer (as Hugo Pena)
Rosalie Wallace .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Louis Benioff .... assistant editor
Laja Holland .... assistant editor
Jill Searchinger .... assistant editor
Christian Wagner .... assistant editor (as Chris Wagner)
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Paul Sabu .... composer: theme music
 
Transportation Department
William F. Luehm .... transportation captain (as Bill Luehm)
Greg Van Dyke .... transportation coordinator
Tom Briggs .... set driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michael Bregman .... assistant: Dennis Feldman (as Michael Scott Bregman)
Ronald L. Carr .... location manager (as Ronald Carr)
Louis Chirco .... craft service
Louise Del Araujo .... production assistant
Joan Eisenberg .... unit publicist
Betty Goldberg .... script supervisor
Nowell Grossman .... assistant auditor
Brian O. Haynes .... location manager
Michael Klawitter .... assistant: Martin Bregman
Andrea Neiman .... assistant production office coordinator
Ralph Rosenblum .... consultant
Debbie Schwab .... production office coordinator
Christopher Ursitti .... location manager
Steve Warner .... auditor
Judy Whelchel .... assistant: Dennis Feldman
Jim Gerwig .... caterer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
85 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: When Nick and Bob are talking in the garage, Nick is moving around while his reflection in the window behind Bob is staying still.See more »
Quotes:
Bob:What are they trying to do?
Nick:They're trying to kill me. They know I can't afford a loss like that.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Men in Black (1997)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Don't make a big thing out of it., 12 January 2005
Author: CelluloidRehab (lelnu@yahoo.com) from Hell's Kitchen, NYC

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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