Spies Like Us, his latest, ranks with his poorest efforts, in which strange people start out in extraordinary situations and the lead characters have a pig-out; pushing for wildness, Landis gets mired in crudity as in Animal House. Hanged upside-down when Emmett Hume Chase explained to the people that they're Americans. There's a thousand dollars in there. Fans of these actors will find plenty to enjoy though, but I'm not so sure about the others. The cast alone makes this movie a triumph the 80's comedy. However, I guess it was a week or so later and this movie shows up on Netflix; One more week and I wouldn't have had to buy it. Soon it becomes clear that the hapless pair are being used as decoys to expose the Russians for a Cold War nuclear showdown.
Back in the , horrified at the thought of having launched a nuclear missile at their own country, the American spies and the Russian soldiers use Millbarge's technical knowledge to force a malfunction in the launcher vehicle and transmit junk instructions to the traveling missile, sending it off into space where it detonates harmlessly. Chase and Aykroyd are identified as expendable Department of State personnel, and therefore trained as covert agent decoys and tasked with an ultra top-secret mission deep inside Soviet territory. Moreover, this confession also makes me believe that Warner or somebody has the capability to bring us the film in its original, cinematic aspect ratio - one that would actually fit my current television. One more thing, perhaps the funniest scene in any movie happens early on. And no matter how many times I see it, it still is as funny as the last time I've seen.
After being fast-tracked through training they are parachuted into Pakistan where all manner of adventures await them. The comical situations that occur in the second half are as funny as any Blake Edwards production. Then you need to take a moment to look at your life, relax, and just enjoy something every once in a while. They finally have to take action when the threat of a nuclear holocaust becomes real. .
Originally written by Aykroyd and to star Aykroyd and at , the script went into and was later picked up by with Aykroyd and Chase starring. Dan Aykroyd is fine as the straight man but it is Chevy Chase that makes the movie watchable. If you like over-the-top government action, with hilarious scenes and horrible attempts to hit on beautiful women. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: Warner Bros. Very few actors could have taken a movie with as little plot as Spies Like Us and turned into a funny soup bowl full of laughs.
Plus, the exam and surgery scenes are classic. Millbarge, however, was forced to take the test, having had only one day to prepare after his supervisor gives him a two week old notice leaving him vulnerable to fail and stay behind in the Pentagon trenches at his expense. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. This is one of those movies that was good to watch, but I'm not sure if it will be one that I'll always remember. The physical comedy in the first half of the movie is as funny as any Marx Brother film of its time.
Having been raised in the 90's I missed out on many of those fantastic 80's films. However, for the most part, it works. Chase with the Russian interrogators was a humorous moment in the movie. What a choice of three to bring out the laughs, but I never found it to be the laugh riot that I was hoping. Out of all the comedies produced in the 1980's, it's still one of those movies that make me laugh at all the same jokes even though I have seen this movie endless amounts of times. That's kinda disappointing and as John Landis' sweet '80s run goes, it's a middling effort , but even when it fizzles, it's still the good0natured brand of stupid. Soon it becomes clear that the hapless pair are being used as decoys to expose the Russians for a Cold War nuclear showdown.
They got their big break when the attack enemy lines and bomb out the foreign police. Hope himself makes a cameo in one scene. But in the end the film goes for an outrageous and silly resolution that undermines all that preceded it sort of like 1981's Stripes. The script is threadbare, and Landis relies heavily on hammy gags and scenery-chewing. Had to have it in my collection! Immediately chosen to take part in a top-secret mission in the Middle East by the officious Gen.
Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd together is a combination that has so much potential. In the latter, government employees Emmett Fitzhume Chevy Chase and Austin Milbarge Dan Aykroyd are recruited for something. I'd give it an 8, overall. Oh, and the film is hilarious. Where Chevy Chase is cheating on the test. Millbarge and Fitz-Hume meet during the test, on which Fitz-Hume openly attempts to cheat after an attempt to bribe his immediate supervisor in exchange for the answers backfires. Rounding off the entertaining performances was the beautiful Donna Dixon, larger than life Steve Forest, a sneaky Bruce Davison, slimly Jim Staahl and an attractive Vanessa Angel.
The two of them have some real buddy chemistry in the film, and make some of the more ridiculous situations enjoyable thanks to crazy lines from Chase or encyclopedic data analysis of events or situations from Aykroyd in that unique tone and delivery of his. Together, the movie is as funny as it gets for the 1980's. With Chase playing the con man and Aykroyd playing the straight man they manage to bumble their way through government betrayal and past enemy lines as they save the world from Armageddon. After being fast-tracked through training they are parachuted into Pakistan where all manner of adventures await them. Chevy Chase and Dan Akroyd star as the world's most awful, bungling spies who are despatched on a spurious assignment to deflect attention from the real work of the secret agency. Emmett Fitz-Hume, a wisecracking, pencil-pushing son of an envoy, takes the foreign service exam under peer pressure. What he forgets is character development, that all-important factor that must exist for comedy to work well.