Deal of the Century
Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how 'gifts' are used to grease the wheels of a sale, a religious conversion from one of the salesman and a romance that begins to grow between two competitors.
'It's a piece of shit', Chevy Chase.
A decent satire on private security companies, arms dealers and America's obsession with militarism. The first ten minutes are witty, but it quickly shifts gears into an average Chevy Chase comedy.
A movie that has flashes of brilliance, but never quite finds its feet. Still worth a watch.
Watched this for the first time in almost 30 years. An ambitious satire that doesn't quite gel, but gets points for effort. A nice change-of-pace performance from Chevy Chase.
At best it's interesting to see what a Chevy Chase comedy directed by William Friedkin looks like, at worst a overly serious political message movie. I laughed very little.
Overall I felt it got weighed down by its own self-seriousness.