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
The answer to Emmett Fitz-Hume's (Chevy Chase's) question regarding who led the American League in home runs in 1953, is Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians. Coincidentally, the last name Rosen was used as an alias (Dr. Rosen) in Fletch (1985), also starring Chevy Chase. See more »
The nighttime scene where the Tadzhik Highway Patrol stand in front of their patrol car with its headlights on shows the patrolmen blocking the lights somewhat. When the camera goes to Emmett and Austin, they appear fully lit, as if the patrolmen were not in the way of the headlights. See more »
You might think I'm silly to worship you the way I do; but, in my estimation - you're a genius.
Well, I think genius is a pretty strong word; but, if you insist on using it - I can handle it.
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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 »
Dan Ackroyd stars as the typical CIA think-tank intelligence analyst and Chevy Chase is our answer to the inept, stupid, lazy and bungling agent who wouldn't even pass the first interview in the REAL world of spying. These two collide (comically) with each other in a complicated scheme orchestrated by rebellious military and civillians where they are used as a "distraction" from the real mission. Ackroyd's leadership enables them to survive to complete their mission while the lascivious Chase spends most of his time thinking like the typical male. When they find a Soviet mobile missile launcher and then receive instructions from their rebellious controllers to "accidently" send the thing on it's way to a target in the US, only the quick thinking of Ackroyd can save the day. This movie has some great comic elements as well as good action scenes with decent stunts. Chevy Chase never fails to entertain with his suave, intelligent(he only acts stupid) and sexy character he made famous in other roles. Dan Ackroyd is GREAT as the straight man who keeps Chevy out of trouble. Add this one to your collection of DVD movies in the comedy section on your shelf!
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