Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs

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  • NR
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 4.5  (260)

Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs, a comedic spy-thriller film directed by James Frawley, is set in 1980s Hollywood. The plot revolves around a struggling, unsuccessful actor, Ted Robards (played by Harry Anderson), who is hired as a private detective by the shady owner of a conspicuous nightclub, Arthur Crown (Ed Begley Jr.), to investigate a string of robberies.

Reluctant at first, Ted eventually agrees to the job, but his luck only gets worse as he discovers he's caught up in a dangerous plot involving the theft of a top-secret prototype weapon stolen from the U.S. government, and things take a turn for the absurd when he is arrested by the police for a murder he did not commit. Now, he must make use of his acting skills to outwit both the police and the real criminals and clear his name.

Throughout the movie, the audience is introduced to a range of highly entertaining characters including Wendy Crewson, who plays a mysterious, seductive woman named Gloria Lake. She appears to have connections to both the nightclub owner and Ted himself, but her true allegiance remains a mystery until the very end. The film also features a surprise cameo appearance by George Wendt, famous for his role on the beloved 1980s sitcom, Cheers.

As the plot thickens, the film's witty dialogue and clever comedic timing never falters. The humor ranges from slapstick physical comedy to subtle nuances that are sure to make audiences chuckle. The film's tense and suspenseful moments, combined with the zany characters, unrelenting twists and turns, and razor-sharp wit, make for a truly entertaining and unforgettable viewing experience.

However, the real standout of the film is the lead actor, Harry Anderson, who brings his own unique flair to the role of Ted Robards. While it would be easy to make Ted a stock bumbling detective, Anderson infuses him with a sense of heart and humanity that makes the audience root for him, despite his obvious flaws. Meanwhile, Ed Begley Jr. delivers an equally strong performance as the slimy Arthur Crown, exuding just the right amount of sliminess and danger.

Overall, Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs is a film that is both hilarious and full of suspense. The pacing is quick and engaging, and the film is able to juggle the comedy and suspense elements with ease. This film is the perfect blend of action, humor, and drama, and stands out as a zany yet heart-filled spy-thriller classic.

Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5.

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    4.5  (260)