The Trouble with Spies (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.


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

An impressive cast but an awful spy film.

January 23, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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