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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

Certificate:

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

Gross USA:

$873,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Nick: Is my presence here upsetting you, Bob?
Bob: Hell no!
Nick: You sure?
Bob: [Sarcastically] You kidding? Welcome. Nice to see you.
Nick: Yeah? Maybe if I let you hold the gun...
Nick: [Nick holds up his revolver] ... you'd feel more comfortable.
Bob: [Reluctant] Oh, I don't know. Maybe.
Nick: Well, why don't you try?
Bob: Really?
Nick: Yeah.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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REAL stupid...but you may laugh hard like me!
7 July 2002 | by mcfly-31See all my reviews

Man, you realllllllly have to have a broad sense of humor for this one. It totally has to hit you the right way, or it could easily end up on your worst of all time list. Which is only one of two places it could end up. You either love it, or despise it, I can't imagine there being a middle ground for anyone. You could write an entire review (which I probably will) moreso on the type of humor in the film, than the actual film content itself. Well, here, I'll try anyway. Belushi is a confident, expertly trained CIA agent who knows all the right moves. Ritter is a look-a-like of a dead agent who the CIA needs to help deliver a message to aliens (see, here we go). Belushi pseudo-kidnapps Ritter to go along with the mission, which is where the laughs really began for me. Ritter's angry resistance is so hilarious and Belushi's sauveness is extremely catchy. The film then turns into a road movie with Ritter going through a transformation from the wuss to a more confidant guy. The fever pitch of the film is the much mentioned clown fight with a classic line from Belushi of "No hittin' in the n*ts, allright?", then BANG, he delivers a foot to a clowns groin. Belushi starts to go a little soft toward the end and it's up to Ritter to (you ready for another one) deliver a glass of water to an alien-human in exchange for the secret to a better earth. Now, in just those few examples you can tell if you'd be in for the whole ride or not. As it is, it's only 85 minutes and was released to (if it was lucky) a hundred theaters. I didn't even mention Belushi swinging from a balcony by his shoelace(!) or the moment he feels up his FATHER. Something must be said as well for the music, which is itself, too, funny-stupid, an oddball mix of southern violin work and Italian mob music. The tone is set early so you are at least prepared for what you're in for. An absolutely dopey, silly comedy that may just hit you the right way.


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