Spies Like Us

Factual error: When the CIA guys are 'invited' to the secret underground base via the highspeed drop platform - shouldn't they be flying off at the speed the platform is descending?

Factual error: This is more of an understandable error: In the movie, the Russians still use the AK-47 or the AKM; at this time, the Soviets had the AK-74, a small caliber version of the original AK with plastic magazines and a large but effective muzzle break. At that time, AK-74s were hard to come by for the American movie industry, though.

Factual error: Fitz-Hume and Millbarge shoot the rocket base crew with tranquilizer dart pistols. But the crew wear thick winter clothing, and air-powered darts should have trouble penetrating deep enough to deliver their load - and the serum would not take effect immediately for that matter (the guards drop as soon as they are hit).

Other mistake: When Chevy chase is being filmed cheating on the exam, all the video cameras are on the sidewalls near the roof. But later when they view the footage, the last shot of Chevy copying the answers is from the floor level where no camera was seen in any previous shots. Also what was a floor level camera going to film anyway...everyone's feet?

Gavin Jackson
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Russian Interregator #2: Every minute you don't tell us why you are here, I cut off a finger.
Emmett Fitz-Hume: Mine or yours?
Russian Interregator #2: Yours.
Emmett Fitz-Hume: Damn.

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Trivia: Another notable cameo appearance is made by the special effects legend Ray Harryhausen in the role of Dr. Marston.

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Question: Why do both Dan Akroyd and Chevy Chase get in trouble for cheating on the exam (since Chevy is quite obviously the only one cheating)?

Answer: Dan Akroyd was giving Chevy Chase the answers to the test, KGB was one of them.

JamesP
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