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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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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
Rick Ducommun ...
Sparks
Steve Levitt ...
Gil
Tony Edwards ...
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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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A Febre Regressa  »

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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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Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree
By Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown (as Larry R. Brown)
Performed by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Laughable
10 June 1999 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the most patently laughable cold war induced pieces of tripe I have ever seen. The principal idea of a seemingly 50's American town which is secretly in Russia with none of the inhabitants being aware is not a particularly bad one if it had been treated with a different director, different cast and not as a comedy. I defy anyone to watch Travolta's "I love America..." speech without falling into uncontrollable fits of laughter, the problem is that bit isn't supposed to be funny.


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