A pair of inept government workers are recruited to act as unwitting decoy agents for the CIA on a top secret mission that involves the US Star Wars program (America’s Strategic Defense Initiative).
With films such as The Blues Brothers (1980) to his credit, John Landis forged himself the reputation of being one of Hollywood’s slickest comedy directors. But this highly resistible spoof is one of his failures.
Paired for the first time in a film, former Saturday Night Live alumni Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase simply fail to gel, and there’s little fun to be had once the boisterous training school gags are exhausted.
Cold comfort can be obtained from a brief appearance by Bob Hope, and movie aficionados can while away the time playing spot the famous film-makers in a variety of cameo roles.