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
Playing Colonel Rhumbus in this spy spoof, Bernie Casey had, at the time, recently appeared in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983), where Casey had played American C.I.A. Agent Felix Leiter. See more »
The ambulance, in which Emmitt and Austin escape, has improper markings for the Middle East. It carries Red Crosses, when it should have Red Crescents. See more »
[Surrounded by Ninja warriors]
Alright. Stop right there... and I'll bring back the sun. Okay...
[Shows a picture from his wallet]
This is my sister. You can all have her. I hear she's very good.
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In the end credits, Bob Hope's name appears on screen and then after a few seconds an exclamation mark is added. See more »
I loved this movie growing up, and it is one that I can still laugh at today. Chase and Aykroyd have always set the mid-80's standard of what was funny, and this movie proves it. Of course there are flaws, and it probably could've been better...but for what it's worth, I think it's definitely worth owning, let alone watching.
Judging by the comments given about Spies Like Us, it seems most people, in fact, do like it. Of course, it is meant to be a comedy and nothing else. If people were looking for a break-through in film by watching Spies Like Us, then, Yes...you would be let down.
Good characters, akward situations, nice changes in scenery, and classic one-liners....I'd give it an 8, overall.
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