Spies Like Us

release year: 1985
genre: comedy
viewing setting: home DVD, 4/19/06

synopsis: Two bumbling spy wanna-bes end up recruited for an important foreign mission.

impressions: It was okay, but not a comedy hit. I just didn't laugh that much, and some of the situations probably should have been fatal to the two protagonists. I realize that this is a comedy and that I'm jaded by action movies, but still, a comedy should make me laugh.

something this movie has that no other movie has: Russian soldiers dancing to American oldies around a campfire in the snow.

acting: Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd work well together, each being smart enough to _almost_ have made it as a spy in the fictional agency of this movie. Bruce Davison (who would go on to be the biased senator in X-Men) is a bureaucrat here.

final word: Decent, but no classic comedy.

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