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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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Bonnie
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Jill
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Yuri
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Illyich
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Mr. Smith
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Sparks
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Gil
Tony Edwards ...
Nathan
Jack Ammon ...
Doc Benson
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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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Everybody Party Big Time
By Morris Stewart (as Morris "Butch" Stewart), John Patterson & Brenda Mitchell Stewart
Performed by Grand Staff
Courtesy Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Funny, but Stupid
18 April 2004 | by (Palm Springs, CA) – See all my reviews

The movie is good albeit stupid, and it features the real life hook-up of Kelly Preston and John Travolta. I have this movie on VHS because I don't think it is even released on DVD yet. It sits on my shelf 364 days a year, but about once a year, it gets pulled off and watched. If you like this movie, you probably like The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Baseketball, and most of Kevin Smith's movies. It is funny to see what was "hip" in the late eighties. Travolta's snakeskin cowboy boots with the stainless steel tip, and Gross's bandana and vanilla ice pants. And need we forget, MULLETS GALORE. And GREASY MULLETS, at that! No real chemistry between the two main stars, although laughably Gross was a star on the rise here, and Travolta's career hadn't hit its second wind yet.


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