The Trouble with Spies (1984)

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Appleton Porter (Donald Sutherland) is an inept international secret agent sent by the U.S. to the island of Ibiza in this uneven spy comedy. His mission is to secure the secret recipe for a truth serum to use on enemy agents. Appleton miraculously avoids being killed on several occasions as suspicions point to various hotel guests. Hotel owner Mona Smith (Lucy Gutteridge), Harry Lewis (Ned Beatty), and Mrs. Arkwright (Ruth Gordon) soon make addle-brained Appleton feel that someone, if not everyone, is up to no good. The movie was shot in 1984 and shelved for three years --- explaining the presence of Gordon, who died the following August.
Rating:
PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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HBO Video

Cast

Donald Sutherland
as Appleton Porter
Ruth Gordon
as Mrs. Arkwright
Ned Beatty
as Harry Lewis
John Furlong
as First Russian
Robert Morley
as Angus Watkins
Michael Hordern
as Jason Lock
Gregory Sierra
as Capt. Sanchez
Luis Barboo
as Zapata
Suzanne Danielle
as Maria Sola
Fima Noveck
as Col. Novikov
Jorge Brito
as Second Russian
Jorge Brito
as Second Russian
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All Critics (1)

An impressive cast but an awful spy film.

Full Review… | January 23, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Flat-out awful comedy induces more in the way of groans than guffaws, with the talented Sutherland looking the fool in the process.

May 18, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

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