Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
A visiting dignitary, a CIA agent, a Nazi spy, Japanese tourists, an assassin and a group of "midget" actors from The Wizard of Oz (1939) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.
Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how 'gifts' are used to grease the wheels of a sale, a religious conversion from one of the salesman and a romance that begins to grow between two competitors, not to mention the imminient financial collapse of one of the companies if they don't make this sale.Written by
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The second of four movies in which Chevy Chase starred for Warner Bros. within a three year period for Warner Bros. They were National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Deal Of The Century (1983), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) and Spies Like Us (1985). Chase would return to Warner Bros. after a brief stint outside the studio having starred in both Fletch (1985) and Three Amigos! (1986) in the late 1980's on another four picture deal which included Funny Farm (1988), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Nothing But Trouble (1991) and Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992). See more »
San Miguel is stated (by Masaggi) as a neighboring country of Costa Rica. While Eddie Muntz is being robbed on Christmas Eve, both he and the Robber Man show breath (indicating cold weather). The average low temp for Costa Rica is 68 degrees, far to warm to show breath condensation. See more »
Well, because of the demo today, we washed it down last night. The water must've fogged the electronics.
Well, first it's the air conditioning; now it's the water. I mean: are you guys pulling my tit or what?
Washing it was sheer stupidity!
Luckup Computer Tech:
Should do great tomorrow.
Luckup Computer Tech:
After it dries.
There is no tomorrow, you assholes! Haven't ya ever heard of RAIN?
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This is a must see for any Chevy Chase fan or anyone who has ever worked at a large defense subcontractor! Office Space for the defense industry. I've worked at big companies (both defense and commercial) and this movie portrays them quite accurately. Even though the inherent humor in the plot line is based on the defense industry, it is very accessible to those who know little about it. Chevy is at his finest as the movie plays his character's extreme comical greed (i.e. will sell any weapon to anyone for any reason) against Gregory Hines' burgeoning conscience about their chosen profession. I was initially shocked by the low average rating of this movie. After reading some of the other reviews about this movie I begin to understand. Because Chevy plays an humorously amoral individual rather than his usually lovably goofy, one I think many viewers were shocked. I didn't think that the humor in this film was subtle; but apparently for many, it was. This movie also makes a very strong moral point about the military industrial complex that should be taught (whether with this movie or not) to all people before they are allowed to vote.
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