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The Experts (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  13 January 1989 (USA)
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When Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of ... See full summary »

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Wendell
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Bonnie
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Jill
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Yuri
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Illyich
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Jones (as Brian Doyle Murray)
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Mr. Smith
Mimi Maynard ...
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Aunt Thelma
Rick Ducommun ...
Sparks
Steve Levitt ...
Gil
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Nathan
Jack Ammon ...
Doc Benson
Marc Reid ...
Billy Smith
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When Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB agents to be hip like Americans. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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$169,203 (USA)
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Paramount wanted director Dave Thomas to go back and reshoot some scenes before its limited release in 1989, but in the intervening two years star John Travolta had gained over 30 pounds, which prevented any new scenes being shot. See more »

Quotes

Travis: [about the citizens of Indian Springs] Where are we gonna put them? They can't stay at my place.
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References The Jetsons (1962) See more »

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By Bob Gaudio
Performed by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
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Just leave your brain in the drawer...
9 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I will admit that this movie won't have you on the floor rolling with laughter. I will also admit that, despite that, I found this to be an enjoyable flick and lighthearted enough to be entertaining. The premise is good (I won't spoil it for you, but you can read it above), Travolta and Gross play their parts well (although almost too well, as I don't think either were really "acting"), and the dance scene between Travolta and his future wife is pretty hot! It is well worth the price of a rental, I would even buy it if I saw it for under $10. It is fun and you can pretty much guess the ending, but if you leave your brain in the drawer or somewhere else where you can't get to it while watching this flick, you will not have wasted your time. 8/10 for a truly enjoyable movie!


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