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Spies Like Us (1985)

Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emmett Fitz-Hume
... Austin Millbarge
... General Sline
... Karen Boyer
... Mr. Ruby
... Colonel Rhumbus
... Mr. Keyes
... General Miegs
... Test Monitor
... Jerry Hadley
... Bob Hodges
... Bud Schnelker
... Russian Rocket Crewperson
Svetlana Plotnikova ... Russian Rocket Crewperson
Bjarne Thomsen ... Russian Rocket Crewperson
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Storyline

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 grantss

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missile | laser | decoy | spy | russian | See All (130) »

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With spies like these who needs enemies?

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Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 December 1985 (USA)  »

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Drôles d'espions  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,614,039, 8 December 1985

Gross USA:

$60,088,980
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Principal photography started in February 1985. See more »

Goofs

During the sky shot of the missile launch, it's obvious that it's a mini model set. See more »

Quotes

Austin Millbarge: I gotta take a leak. You should go too.
Emmett Fitz-Hume: What are you my mother? Don't you think I'm capable of determining my own time to go to the bathroom?
Austin Millbarge: So, isn't now one of those times?
Emmett Fitz-Hume: No.
Austin Millbarge: You mean you don't feel a certain degree of urgent pressure on the inner wall of your bladder, now, right at this moment?
Emmett Fitz-Hume: No, I'm fine!
Austin Millbarge: Well... wouldn't you feel more comfortable being fully relieved of any excess fluids that might be building up immediately, now?
Emmett Fitz-Hume: I gotta take a wizz?
Austin Millbarge: [Nods triumphantly]
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The President of the United States - Ronald Reagan See more »

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Referenced in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

SOUL FINGER
Written by Jimmy King, Ben Cauley, Carl Cunningham, James Alexander and Ronnie Caldwell
Performed by The Bar-Kays
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Straight Up Silly
25 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I bought the DVD of this movie for six dollars. Best deal on a movie I've ever seen. Having been raised in the 90's I missed out on many of those fantastic 80's films. Dan and Chevy really make the movie work. Very few actors could have taken a movie with as little plot as Spies Like Us and turned into a funny soup bowl full of laughs. One more thing, perhaps the funniest scene in any movie happens early on. Where Chevy Chase is cheating on the test...Priceless. If you like over-the-top government action, with hilarious scenes and horrible attempts to hit on beautiful women. You'll love this movie.

If not...Then you need to take a moment to look at your life, relax, and just enjoy something every once in a while.


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