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The Experts (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  13 January 1989 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Jones (as Brian Doyle Murray)
Mr. Smith
Mimi Maynard ...
Mrs. Smith
Aunt Thelma
Steve Levitt ...
Tony Edwards ...
Jack Ammon ...
Doc Benson
Marc Reid ...
Billy Smith


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 <>

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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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John Travolta and Kelly Preston first met on the set of "The Experts" and later married. See more »


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 »


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 Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »


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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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