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Real Men (1987)





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A tough CIA agent must recruit a spineless civilian to help him in his mission: communicating with extraterrestrials. This comedy finds humor in the clash between the two personalities, as the spy attempts to boost his new partner's ego enough so that he can effectively help save the world.

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John Ritter
as Bob Wilson
Barbara Barrie
as Frau Pirandello
Bill Morey
as Millard Cunard
Gail Barle
as Sherry
Mark Herrier
as Bradshaw
Mariah Dobson
as Heather Wilson
Barbara Bingham
as Woman in Park
Ed Corbett
as Meat Hawker
Barry Doe
as Meat Hawker
Bruce M. Fischer
as Steelworker
Stan Kamber
as Bartender
Buck Kartalian
as Produce Hawker
Brian Libby
as Steelworker
Jim Belushi
as Nick Pirandello
Peter Looney
as Stiletto Man
Richard Partlow
as Perkmeyer
Suzee Slater
as Woman in Bed
James Le Gros
as Buddy MacGruder
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Critic Reviews for Real Men

All Critics (4) almost epically terrible misfire that's deservedly been forgotten in the years since its 1987 release.

October 31, 2016 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

James Belushi and John Ritter make a great pair in this amusingly off-the-wall buddy comedy.

July 29, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Real Men


Just when you think you know what is going on, things get ridiculous. I wasn't sure if I should believe what Belushi was saying about the UFO's in the movie until the very end. The character development is good, that was the best part of it, they didn't need all the ridiculousness going on. It also could have been funnier, but in the end it's entertaining.

Aj V
Aj V

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Great teaming of Ritter and Belushi in a truly funny film. This is a film that I am surprised is quite forgotten, even as a late night cable film, since it shows both leads at their best. And check out the picture of Jim Belushi on this Flixster page. The guy has not aged well at all. (if I wanted to be in really poor taste I would say he aged better than Ritter, but I won't)

Christopher  Brown
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

So dumb and forgettable, but I love it.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

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