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Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988)

In this spoof of spy films, Alan, a U.N. translator, and his kindergarten teacher wife, Beverly, get roped into helping foil a presidential assassination plot by an unlikely G-man-who just ... See full summary »

Director:

James Frawley

Writer:

Edwin Self (as Ed Self)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Anderson ... Freddie
Ed Begley Jr. ... Alan
Wendy Crewson ... Evelyn
Linda Purl ... Beverly
Rachel Ticotin ... Sonia
Raymond Singer ... Yuri
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Gunther
Maria Mayenzet ... Hilda
René Assa René Assa ... (as Renee Assa)
Hrant Alianak ... Omar (as Harant Alianak)
Chris Britton ... Englishman (as Christopher Britton)
Henry Chao Henry Chao ... Asian
Louis Di Bianco Louis Di Bianco ... Captain (as Louis DiBianco)
Anthony Sherwood ... Dobson
Paul Coeur Paul Coeur ... Maltby (as Paul Jolicoeur)
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In this spoof of spy films, Alan, a U.N. translator, and his kindergarten teacher wife, Beverly, get roped into helping foil a presidential assassination plot by an unlikely G-man-who just so happens to look like Alan's old college buddy, Freddie. But before "Freddie" can finger the real hired-gun-a cold-hearted killer with a penchant for using kitchen tools to do the deed-he, Alan, and Beverly must first rule out some strange and unusual suspects! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Comedy

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espías y mentiras See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Sighs (of boredom)
29 October 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I seem to recall that this made for television movie got a good review from the annual Leonard Maltin movie guide when it was still around. Watching the movie myself, I have to wonder how anyone could find something positive to say about this. It's not the worst comedy I have every seen - I admit that here and there were a few moments that made me smile slightly. But other from those isolated exception, my facial expression was one of stony tiredness. The main problem with the movie is that it simply isn't all that funny. The pacing is all off; while I was glad that the movie wasn't extremely fast-paced, the energy level here is extremely low, which doesn't exactly grab the viewer. This also extends to the story, which unfolds really slowly and is obviously padded. The cast tries its best, but with the lame script and direction, they can hardly do a thing to improve things (Harry Anderson is pushed to become quite irritating in his scenes.) If you should see a copy of this movie, simply read the title and move on - you'll have experienced the funniest thing about the movie without actually having to watch it.


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