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The Experts (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 13 January 1989 (USA)
Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB... See full summary »

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Dave Thomas

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Steven Greene (story), Eric Alter (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Travis
Arye Gross ... Wendell
Kelly Preston ... Bonnie
Deborah Foreman ... Jill
James Keach ... Yuri
Jan Rubes ... Illyich
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Jones (as Brian Doyle Murray)
Charles Martin Smith ... Mr. Smith
Mimi Maynard Mimi Maynard ... Mrs. Smith
Eve Brent ... Aunt Thelma
Rick Ducommun ... Sparks
Steve Levitt Steve Levitt ... Gil
Tony Edwards Tony Edwards ... Nathan
Jack Ammon Jack Ammon ... Doc Benson
Marc Reid Marc Reid ... Billy Smith
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Storyline

Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB agents to be hip like Americans. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los expertos See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$169,203
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Travolta and Kelly Preston first met on the set of "The Experts" and later married. See more »

Goofs

Yuri states the town is about 80 miles from the Sea of Japan. The coordinates he gives (61°N, 130°E) is roughly 195 miles from the Sea of Okhotsk and nearly 1,000 miles from the Sea of Japan. See more »

Quotes

Travis: [about the citizens of Indian Springs] Where are we gonna put them? They can't stay at my place.
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Connections

References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Party Big Time
By Morris Stewart (as Morris "Butch" Stewart), John Patterson & Brenda Mitchell Stewart
Performed by Grand Staff
Courtesy Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Classic for one reason!
23 March 2004 | by Buff2001See all my reviews

This is by no means any more of a good film than the ratings show, however I am personally a collector of films where the people playing the principal characters first met and later became an item, or better yet married, and better yet happily and lastingly.

This movie sure fills the bill because the dance and love scenes between Preston and Travolta look real to me because they obviously were!! HOT as only real can really be. After seeing this, I still liked "For the Love of the Game" because of Preston, the baseball theme, Costner doing what he really does which is playing baseball and golf, but the chemistry between Costner and Preston fades from weak to nothing.


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