Two low-level government employees, Emmitt Fitz-Hume (played by Chevy Chase) and Austin Milbarge (Dan Aykroyd), are chosen for a top-secret CIA mission. They are unsuitable as CIA agents but are deliberately chosen for this reason, as their mission is a decoy one and they are expendable. After being fast-tracked through training they are parachuted into Pakistan where all manner of adventures await them.Written by
Intelligence Agencies featured in the film included the C.I.A., the K.G.B.,The Pentagon, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (D.I.A.). See more »
At the end of the movie the recalled ICBM explodes at 3000 Zulu time. Zulu time is the same as Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) and operates on a 24-hour clock. In a 24-hour clock the day runs from midnight to midnight and is divided into 24 hours, indicated by the hours passed since midnight, from 0 to 23 (e.g. 1600 hours is 4:00 P.M). 3000 hours is an impossible time in a 24-hour day. See more »
I'm surprised this movie isn't higher rated. No, it's not "Lawrence of Arabia" but not every movie has to be "artistically respectable". Just look at the names of the two main characters, Emmett Fitz-Hume and Austin Milbarge, and you know what you're in for.
Aykroyd and Chase are hilarious and this movie is a laugh a minute. Yes, there are dumb jokes, slapstick humor, ridiculous scenarios and odd cameos (doctor? doctor?)...But that's what's great about it, you just turn your brain off and take it in.
I've seen this movie a hundred times and could watch it a hundred more, I guess it's one of those "love it or hate it" things. But "we mock what we don't understand".
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