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The Experts (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 January 1989 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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Cast

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Travis
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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 ...
Mrs. Smith
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Aunt Thelma
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Sparks
Steve Levitt ...
Gil
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Nathan
Jack Ammon ...
Doc Benson
Marc Reid ...
Billy Smith
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Yuri states the town is about 80 miles from the Sea of Japan. The coordinates he gives (61°N, 130°E) is roughly 195 miles from the Sea of Okhotsk and nearly 1,000 miles from the Sea of Japan. 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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Staying Alive (2015) See more »

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Sherry
By Bob Gaudio
Performed by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Courtesy of The Four Seasons Partnership
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One of the greatest movies of all time.
14 June 2007 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry but this is simply one of the greatest movies ever. Travolta is so cheap that it warrants rerelease in theaters across the globe.

Charles Martin Smith, as he did in the classic "Star Man", singlehandedly saves the film and along with Travolta makes this movie a modern classic.

It'd be a travesty if I didn't mention the gorgeous "Kelly Preston" fufilling a very hot "Jennifer Aniston-ish" from Leprachaun role. Her shimmering ramen-noodle mall hair gives me goosebumps even as I type this.

So with all this said it is only fair to submit "The Experts" as one of the great films of the 20th century up there with Karate Kid III and Troll II.


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