Although made in the 90s, this is an 80s B-grade film. Fortunately it?s got Bill Murray in it so that?s enough reason to watch it. (But not justification for Garfield.) A bumbling-idiot type think he?s acting in a city-wide roleplay and gets caught up in a plot to restart the Cold War. Obviously Bumbling Guy is good-hearted and foils every crook along the way without realising it, even bagging the girl. The protagonist gets many mysterious phone calls from different players, telling him to ?flush the girl? when she?s ?in the bathroom? and other euphemisms to make you laugh and think, ?They?re talking about murder but he thinks it?s the actual bathroom!? All obvious and lame, but you can?t help but think it would be lamer if it was made today. Imagine who they?d shove into this thing instead of Bill Murray. Rob Schneider. Yep. You know I speak the truth.
Also, watching Bill Murray make an admirable attempt at Cossack dancing is fun. In this scene Murray unknowingly juggles a bomb while two evil guys watch with baited breath and wonder at this ?evil mastermind? who won?t stop foiling them. You get the gist.
Not bad in a deliberately unfunny way, but OK in a ?copyrighted 80s humour with occasional highlights? way. Or maybe thank Bill Murray and his unflappable good nature.