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Real Men (1987)

A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind.

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Dennis Feldman

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Dennis Feldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Nick Pirandello (as James Belushi)
John Ritter ... Bob Wilson
Barbara Barrie ... Mom Pirandello
Bill Morey Bill Morey ... Millard Cunard
Isa Jank Isa Jank ... Dolly (as Isa Andersen)
Gail Barle Gail Barle ... Sherry
Mark Herrier ... Bradshaw
Matthew Brooks ... Bob Wilson, Jr.
Mariah Dobson Mariah Dobson ... Heather Wilson
Stephen Corvin Stephen Corvin ... Russian Agent
Charles Walker ... Mahoney
Dyanne Thorne ... Dad Pirandello
Don Dolan Don Dolan ... Ufoe
Mary E. Thompson Mary E. Thompson ... Elderly Woman
Suzee Slater ... Woman in Bed
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Storyline

Jim Belushi plays a super-competent secret agent on the trail of Russian thugs. John Ritter plays a milquetoast dad who gets mixed up in the caper. The story follows their adventures over the course of a week, in which Ritter develops some guts and Belushi gets in touch with his sensitive side. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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The fate of the world is in their hands. God help us all. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombres de verdad See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$241,258, 27 September 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$873,903
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A rope ladder is lowered from a helicopter. Judging by the length of the ladder, the helicopter is hovering only a couple of dozen feet overhead, yet there is no downdraft apparent on the people under it. No one's hair is even disturbed. See more »

Quotes

Bob: What are they trying to do?
Nick: They're trying to kill me. They know I can't afford a loss like that.
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Can't believe this gets a rating so low!
1 August 2011 | by chrichtonsworldSee all my reviews

So yes the whole concept of the movie is ridiculous. But that is the whole point. This movie is to make you laugh. If you take this seriously then of course you are not going to like it. If you are willing to let you surrender to the absurdity then you will find that this movie has more to offer than comedy alone. For one thing there are some very nice action sequences in this.Then there is the buddy factor.Jim Belushi and John Ritter make a great pair and are the main reason to keep you watching. Now last but not least it is Jim (James) Belushi. Somehow James Belushi always gets underrated. Sure he does a lot of comedies but those do fit more with his acting style. However he can do so much more. In Real Men he actually is quite convincing as the ultra suave super spy. He is very likable and funnily enough not that goofy as he is in his later movies.Do yourself a favor and give this a try. You won't regret it.


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