Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 times (cable in the 80’s and 10 Sep 2017)
Brief Synopsis – A concert violinist is used by the Director of the FBI as a scapegoat against one of his competitors.
My Take on it – This is a film that I haven’t seen in years and didn’t recall much about what really happened.
After having rewatched it, I now completely understand why; this film is not memorable at all.
Not much actually happens in this story but they somehow find a way to keep things entertaining along the way.
The cast is amazing with Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Lori Singer, Edward Hermann and James Belushi all doing fine jobs.
It’s actually quite fun watching Hanks in any of his early roles because we all can now see what kind of actor he will eventually become in the near future.
The music is great here and the entire film has a very 80’s presence in just about every scene.
Loved the way that this film is a sorta spy film with the main character not even realizing it at all. This gives us information about whats happening and is so much fun to watch as an observer.
The antics of all of the spies in this film are quite humorous and they do a great job spoofing the genre despite it not being very memorable in the end.
Bottom Line – Quite silly film that is interesting to watch because not much really happens but still is able to remain entertaining. The cast is great and it’s always fun to watch Hanks’ early roles knowing what will be in store for him and his career in the future. Very 80’s which helps make it feel quite nostalgic.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Central Intelligence game that Dabney Coleman and Charles Durning play on each other is loosely based on the comic strip Spy vs. Spy. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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