"Telling the truth can be dangerous business."
- 1 hr 47 min
Chuck and Lyle, relatively famous songwriters, have been partners for some time. After their agent manages to find them a gig that would have them entertaining in the lounge of a Moroccan hotel, comic mishaps ensue that bring the pair into a plot that would remove the ruler of Ishtar, a country neighboring Morocco. One one side, the duo have Shirra, a woman seeking to aid rebel guerrillas, while the other side has them dealing with Jim Jarrison, an agent of the CIA. Eventually a cover is established, with the CIA backing a new album for a Moroccan performance tour.