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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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Real men don't hide from danger... they create it. 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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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: Alright, I'm willing to listen...
Nick: That's great, Bob.
Bob: Okay, what is it ?
Nick: We have been negotiating with men in UFOs for seven years. If we don't get to Washington by Friday, the whole deal will be off.
Bob: Drive me home.
Nick: Bob, you said you were willing to listen !
Bob: Negotiating with UFOs ?
Nick: Yes! Space men ! Men from outer space ! Alien beings! ufoes!
Bob: We've been negotiating with men from outer space for seven years!
Nick: That's right! C'mon now, you've heard about it.
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References Telefon (1977) See more »

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Underrated
24 July 2003 | by pattersonsmithSee all my reviews

This has become well known from cable television. It didn't do anything in the theaters, but it is very funny. I don't know why this was not a hit. A wonderful spoof. I'm not a John Ritter fan, but he and Jim Belushi are really good together. Next time it pops up on cable check it out.


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