PG | | Comedy, Thriller
Tom Hanks starred in this spy spoof movie. In two of Hank's other films around this time, Hanks referenced James Bond. In Volunteers (1985), Hanks played Lawrence Whatley Bourne III, wore a tuxedo a lot, and spoke in a classy upper-class mannerism while at one point in Bachelor Party (1984), Hanks poshly says for a joke, "Bond. James Bond". He also makes the reference in Bachelor Party (1985).
Do you have some aspirin?
When the agent enters the dentist's office and sprays the receptionist's face, in one shot she's holding her pen along her fingers. Change camera, the pen is across her palm.
The billing for the film's source French film The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972) omits the title, stating only, "Based on the motion picture written by Francis Veber and Yves Robert".
The video version in 1986 was cut by 5 seconds in order to receive a "PG" rating from the BBFC with edits made to shots of workmen sniffing white powder from a cocaine-covered car during the opening sequence. In 2004 all cuts were reinstated and the video was re-rated "15".
$3,139,015 21 July 1985