DVD 103 mins IMDB
PG (Parental Guidance)
Spies Like Us
Warner Bros. (1985)
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Dan Aykroyd Austin Millbarge
Chevy Chase Emmett Fitz-Hume
Bruce Davison Mr. Ruby
Donna Dixon Karen Boyer
Steve Forrest Gen. Sline
Charles McKeown Jerry Hadley
Bernie Casey Col. Rhumbus
William Prince Mr. Keyes
Tom Hatten Gen. Miegs
Edwin Newman Himself

Director John Landis
Producer Brian Grazer; George Fosley, Jr.
Writer Lowell Ganz; Babaloo Mandel
Cinematography Robert Paynter
Musician Elmer Bernstein

In this 80s comedy, directed by John Landis, Emmett Fitzhume (Dan Aykroyd) and Austin Millbarge (Chevy Chase) are two deadbeats who are caught cheating at a CIA entrance exam. Instead of punishment or eviction, they are sent as decoys on a pointless mission to divert the attention of the Russians from a genuine operation. Aykroyd plays the codebreaking genius/nerd, while Chase is the wilder and more savvy of the two. Their 'mission' takes them through Pakistan and Tadzhikistan, on a series of entertaining bumbles and scrapes - blissfully unaware of the authentic mission taking place at the same time, which proves to be less successful than hoped. In Tadzhikistan our two no-hopers successfully locate the underground nuclear bunker, and the chaos that ensues includes them launching a missile aimed at the US! This is a family film in the tradition of earlier road- and buddy-movies.

Edition Details
Distributor Warner Home Video
Barcode 085391688525
Region Region 1
Release Date 11/10/1998
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1