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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 »

Director:

Dave Thomas

Writers:

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 ... Mrs. Smith
Eve Brent ... Aunt Thelma
Rick Ducommun ... Sparks
Steve Levitt Steve Levitt ... Gil
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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spy | kgb | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$169,203, 15 January 1989

Gross USA:

$169,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,203
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paramount wanted director Dave Thomas to go back and reshoot some scenes before its limited release in 1989, but in the intervening two years star John Travolta had gained over 30 pounds, which prevented any new scenes being shot. 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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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Get On Up
By Francisco Soto, Lawrence Herrera & John Pro
Performed by Latin Poets
Produced by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean Benitez)
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Just leave your brain in the drawer...
9 December 2005 | by majormadmaxSee all my reviews

OK, I will admit that this movie won't have you on the floor rolling with laughter. I will also admit that, despite that, I found this to be an enjoyable flick and lighthearted enough to be entertaining. The premise is good (I won't spoil it for you, but you can read it above), Travolta and Gross play their parts well (although almost too well, as I don't think either were really "acting"), and the dance scene between Travolta and his future wife is pretty hot! It is well worth the price of a rental, I would even buy it if I saw it for under $10. It is fun and you can pretty much guess the ending, but if you leave your brain in the drawer or somewhere else where you can't get to it while watching this flick, you will not have wasted your time. 8/10 for a truly enjoyable movie!


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