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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$873,903
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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During the clown fight in the alley, the glass with the presidential seal is concealed within a black pouch attached to Nick's pants on his left side. After the fight, it is attached to his right side. See more »

Quotes

Nick: I'm gonna check the back...
Nick: You want the good news first, or the bad news?
Bob: Gimme the bad news.
Nick: There's no way out of here alive.
Bob: What's the GOOD news ?
Nick: It doesn't look like we're going to be here for long.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Don't make a big thing out of it.
12 January 2005 | by CelluloidRehabSee all my reviews

When a CIA agent is killed, Nick Pirandello (James Belushi) is sent in to save the world. Nick is an unorthodox, uncontrollable uber-spy with a sense of humor and some panache. Friday, 20:00, Washington D.C. is the rendezvous. The fate of the world revolves around that date and place. Nick is forced to recruit a timid insurance salesman look-alike, Bob Wilson (John Ritter) and drive cross country to the destination.

This is mostly a buddy picture, in which each of our protagonists learn something from the other and they bond. Nick becomes more sensitive and Bob becomes tougher.

This is not a great movie, but ever since I saw this movie on HBO during the 80's, its just stayed with me. Its fun and it moves quickly. This soundtrack is also pretty good (catchy). If you like movies like Shanghai Noon, Rush Hour 1 & 2 then you'll like this movie. It has a nice mix of action and comedy.

Some of my favorite scenes : Nick's Macguyver-like nail gun creation, his shoelace Tarzan impression and the bad clown attack. One of the most interesting aspects of this movie is that Ilsa, Shewolf of the SS, is Nick's dad.

-Celluloid Rehab


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