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
When Chevy Chase's co-worker asks if he is taking the Foreign Service Board Exam, he states "well it's supposed to be all new this year. Five hundred questions in two hours." That means that an exam taker would have to answer a question at least every 14.4 seconds. See more »
The scene after the checkpoint cabin blows up from grenades. Dan grabs a horse and they ride off together with the horse that had a white spot on its forehead and is a light brown color. The next scene they are walking with a different horse that has a long white strip on its face and is darker. See more »
Oh. Uh, will you hold my wallet for me while I take the test, please? There's a thousand dollars in there... or maybe there isn't. Know what I mean?
Are you saying I can take this money if I help you pass the test?
What do you think?
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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'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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