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Deal of the Century (1983)

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The humor in this Chevy Chase comedy lies solely in the eyes of the beholder. The comic plays Eddie Muntz, an arms dealer looking to make a big sale of war planes to a South American dictator. In order to do so, his girlfriend (Sigourney Weaver) has to sleep with the dictator and his friend (Gregory Hines) has to be convinced to do one more killing. Eddie's archenemy is Stryker (Vince Edwards) who wants to make that deal himself and will stop at nothing to obtain his ends.
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PG
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Comedy
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Cast

Chevy Chase
as Eddie Muntz
Sigourney Weaver
as Catherine DeVoto
Gregory Hines
as Ray Kasternak
Vince Edwards
as Frank Stryker
William Marquez
as Gen. Cordosa
Eduardo Ricard
as Col. Salgado
Graham Jarvis
as Babers
Wallace Shawn
as Harold DeVoto
Randi Brooks
as Ms. Della Rosa
J.W. Smith
as Will
Carmen Moreno
as Woman Singer
Charles Levin
as Dr. Rechtin
Pepe Serna
as Vardis
Maurice Marsac
as Frenchman
Robert Cornthwaite
as Huddleston
Miguel Pinero
as Molino
David Haskell
as Rockwell Official
Alex Colon
as Street Robber
Joe Ross
as Russian Translator
Jonathan Terry
as Gaylord
Gwil Richards
as Rev. Borman
Kelly Lange
as Newscaster
Ken Letner
as Sen. Bryce
Tony Plana
as Chicano Man
Betty Cole
as Baptist #2
John Hancock
as Baptist Minister
Helen Martin
as Baptist #3
Eddie Hice
as Bagman
Ray Manzarek
as Charlie Simbo
David Hall
as Rick Penido
James Staley
as JWT Assoc
Stephen Keep
as Promoter
Louis Giambalvo
as Freddie Muntz
Robert Alan Browne
as Man from Grumman
Michael Yama
as Masaggi's Aide #2
Judith Baldwin
as Luckup Hostess #1
Jan McGill
as Luckup Hostess #2
Frank Lugo
as Station Wagon Driver
Loyda Ramos
as Chicano Woman
John Stinson
as Helicopter Reporter
John Reilly
as Swain
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Critic Reviews for Deal of the Century

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Chase and Weaver make a great team!

February 3, 2009
Brag Magazine

...another so-so chapter in the Chevy Chase canon of motion-picture comedies.

Full Review… | February 19, 2006
Movie Metropolis

I would have been thrilled to revisit this one and walk away calling it "sadly misunderstood" or "seriously underrated," but the thing's an absolute mess from stem to stern.

Full Review… | February 11, 2006
DVDTalk.com

A bomb should have wiped out all the prints of this loser.

August 20, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Audience Reviews for Deal of the Century

Boring and not so funny.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Disappointing misfire, too bad, it has a terrific cast. Sigourney Weaver is the only bright spot in this movie however. It?s just not that funny, it?s pacing is very uneven, as are the laughs. It?s not without a few good scenes, but as a whole it just doesn?t work. It could have been a funny and biting satire, but is instead an oafish slapstick comedy with extreme characters and situations.

James Higgins
James Higgins

41/100. Disappointing misfire, too bad, it has a terrific cast. Sigourney Weaver is the only bright spot in this movie however. It's just not that funny, it's pacing is very uneven, as are the laughs. It's not without a few good scenes, but as a whole it just doesn't work. It could have been a funny and biting satire, but is instead an oafish slapstick comedy with extreme characters and situations.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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