Spies Like Us

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Spies Like Us ★★ ½ 1985 (PG)

Chase and Aykroyd meet while taking the CIA entry exam. Caught cheating on the test, they seem the perfect pair for a special mission. Pursued by the Soviet government, they nearly start WWIII. Silly, fun homage to the Bing Crosby-Bob Hope “Road” movies that doesn't capture those classics' quota of guffaws, but comes moderately close. Look for several cameos by film directors. 103m/C VHS, DVD . Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, Bruce Davison, William Prince, Bernie Casey, Tom Hatton, Donna Dixon, Frank Oz, Michael Apted, Constantin Costa-Gavras, Terry Gilliam, Ray Harryhausen, Joel Coen, Martin Brest, Bob Swaim; D: John Landis; W: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Dan Aykroyd; C: Robert Paynter; M: Elmer Bernstein.