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The Trouble with Spies (1987)

George Trent (James Willis), a British spy, has gone incommunicado in Ibiza. Appleton Porter (Donald Sutherland) is sent to find out what happened to Trent. Porter settles into a small ... See full summary »

Director:

Burt Kennedy

Writers:

Burt Kennedy, Mark McShane (novel) (as Marc Lovell)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Appleton Porter
Ned Beatty ... Harry Lewis
Ruth Gordon ... Mrs. Arkwright
Lucy Gutteridge ... Mona
Michael Hordern ... Jason Locke
Robert Morley ... Angus
Gregory Sierra ... Capt. Sanchez
Suzanne Danielle ... Maria
Fima Noveck Fima Noveck ... Col. Novikov
Jorge Brito Jorge Brito ... Second Russian
John Furlong John Furlong ... First Russian
Luis Barboo ... Zapata
Jenny Tomasin ... Martha
Frank Welker ... Perky (voice)
Tristram Jellinek Tristram Jellinek ... First Assistant
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Storyline

George Trent (James Willis), a British spy, has gone incommunicado in Ibiza. Appleton Porter (Donald Sutherland) is sent to find out what happened to Trent. Porter settles into a small hotel with several busybody guests. He probes them for information about Trent, their former neighbor. Meanwhile, the spy survives several attempts on his life as he attempts to solve the mystery. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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The Most Bumbling Secret Agent Ever to Pack a Gun See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Filmed in 1984 as a made-for-television movie, but not released until three years later, in theaters. See more »

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In the opening credits, the title is misspelled "The Trouble with Spys" See more »

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Love On The Lam
Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
Music by Ken Thorne & Rick Mavin
Performed by Jackie Karis
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Laughless spy "comedy"
17 February 2019 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

Flatly directed spy comedy has no laughs, and Donald Sutherland is embarrassingly miscast. Only his romance with Lucy Gutterridge is kinda sweet. 88 minutes too long. *1/2 out of 4.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trouble at the Royal Rose See more »

Filming Locations:

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$205,507
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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