Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us (1985)

3 factual errors

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?

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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.

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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).

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Mistakes

When Fitz-Hume and Millbarge disguise themselves as aliens in order to distract the mobile launcher crew, where exactly did they get the foil they are wearing? Except for the satellite dish Millbarge wears on his head, no parts of their code transmitter can have been used or the thing would be of no further use, and it is very unlikely that either of the two spy groups brought any of the foil along.

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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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