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Bland adaptation of the Robert Culp/Bill Cosby TV series falls short of the cool vibe of the original. Second-banana spy Alex Scott (Wilson) is teamed up with heavyweight boxing champion Kelly Robinson (Murphy) to catch illegal arms dealer Gundars (McDowell), who has stolen a prototype stealth fighter from the U.S. government. Along the way, the duo engage in familiar buddy picture jokiness, and Kelly helps Alex woo mysterious spygirl Rachel (Janssen). Gary Cole is a scene stealer as faux-Spanish superagent Carlos.

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 96 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Spies & Espionage, Adapted from Television, Buddies, Boxing, Action-Comedy
Screenplay
Cormac Wibberley, Marianne S. Wibberley, Jay Scherick, David Ronn
Cast
Eddie Murphy, Owen C. Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell, Gary Cole, Phill Lewis, Viv Leacock
Cinematography
Oliver Wood
Director
Betty Thomas
Music
Richard Gibbs
Other
Rob Young, Elliot Lurie, Peter Teschner, Doug Byggdin, Bo Johnson, Ruth E. Carter, Marcia Hinds-Johnson
Producer
Jenno Topping, Betty Thomas, Mario Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna, Tall Trees, C-2 Pictures, Sheldon Leonard Productions, Columbia Pictures

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This movie is based on the 1960s television series. The Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter, is stolen, and the government believes that an arms dealer named Gundars stole it and has plans to sell it. Alex Scott, one of the United States' top spies, is called in to retrieve it. Alex is well trained but a little inexperienced, and he always has his eyes on another female agent. Alex is teamed up with World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson because he has a fight that's scheduled to take place in the city that Gundars has the plane, and Gundars is a fan of his. Kelly Robinson is really cocky and egotistical, and it gets Alex and himself into a bit of trouble.